Random House Debuts Mobile Version of BookScout for Facebook, Seasonal Book Recommedations

May 30, 2013

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Random House, Inc., announced the release of the mobile version of  BookScout, its Facebook app, which enables book lovers to connect with friends and receive personalized book recommendations. Developed in response to user feedback, this mobile release follows recent tablet optimization and enhancements to the app's social-sharing features.

BookScout also introduced seasonal book recommendations to expand book discovery. The feature kicks off with "Summer Reads" recommendations, which includes buzzworthy titles from many outside publishers, such as And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, and Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

The current most popular titles on BookScout are The Interestings, Tiny Beautiful Things, The Great Gatsby, and The Hunger. The most selected category for book recommendations is Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, followed by Science Fiction & Fantasy and Children's & Young Adult.