Looking for a good eBook to read? Check out, Libboo, a new online book-centric community site that is designed for avid readers to share their favorite reads. It’s kind of like Goodreads but readers get rewards for sharing their opinions.
The company explains its goals in more detail on its site: “Libboo is a platform that connects buzzers (readers who love to share and talk about books) with books they’ll enjoy, to create the next digital bestseller and help talented authors get discovered. Buzzers get rewards such as free ebooks, and increase their influence by sharing great writing with their friends and followers via social media, email, and other online channels.”
The site just launched an online pilot program with publishing house Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The two Boston-based companies have created a three-month program to offer readers access to some of their books. Readers who share these books through their own social networks will be able to earn free eBooks. “Libboo’s unique platform allows our authors to share their work with an even wider audience using the power of social media,” stated Gary Gentel, president of HMH’s trade and reference division.