We’re excited to announce that Shelfari’s community created content is now available on the Kindle as “Book Extras”. We have integrated with the Kindle App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. You can also access Book Extras on the Kindle device and Kindle for Android.
What are Book Extras?
Book Extras are curated factoids by the Shelfari community that provide readers with helpful information while they’re reading or deciding if they should read a book. These Extras include character descriptions, important places, popular quotations, themes, book-specific glossaries and more.
For example, while reading Stieg Larsson’s thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo you can quickly refer to a list of Swedish character names and descriptions without having to memorize Mikael Blomkvist romantic trysts or the Vanger family tree.
Where are Book Extras on Shelfari?
Shelfari’s book pages contain the same Book Extras information that you can find on the Kindle and Kindle apps. Simply search for a book on Shelfari.com, click on the cover and you can view all available content for that book.
How to use Book Extras on your Kindle App for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
Shelfari’s Book Extras are now integrated into the latest Kindle App on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. You can access Book Extras anytime while you’re reading a book to enhance the reading experience. From the ‘Go To’ menu, select “Book Extras”.
How to use Book Extras on your Kindle app for Android
To easily view Shelfari details on any book while using Kindle for Android, press and hold any book icon on your Home screen then choose “Book Extras” from the menu.
Kindle readers are talking about Book Extras
“The big news is that the Kindle App now comes with “Book Extras,” which are a glorified cheat sheet for the digital age. Books now come with character lists, plot summaries, and series information. Heck, you can even turn on a spoiler mode that will drop you upcoming plot hints. Somewhere students are devising new ways to cheat on their Lit exams.” –Macgasm
“Oh holy cow, I just checked out the Pillars of the Earth “ebook” extras on the iPad using the new Kindle app upgrade – this is stunning.” –SRB
“I found the series book titles information to be particularly useful since I often read science fiction book series.” -MediaBistro
“I especially love this, since I can now directly see which book is next in the series I am reading instead of having to go look it up (yeah, I tend to forget, old age has eroded some of my spark plugs). It is really freaking awesome to see that, nice work!” –Randy
We’re excited about this opportunity to make reading easier for everyone. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
Amanda & the Shelfari team