Shelfie is a free app where readers take a picture of their bookshelf (a "shelfie") and the app uses computer vision to automatically identify all the books. Once a reader's library has been cataloged they can then download the ebook & audiobook versions of their paper books for free. We currently have deals with 1800 publishers to make this "bundle" deal available on… · More 450,000 titles (this is about 25% of all books).
Shelfie is also able to suggest new books that readers might enjoy based on what's on other readers' shelves. Amazon's suggestion algorithm is based on "people who bought this also bought", whereas Shelfie is able to suggest books based on "people who own this book put it on the same shelf as". This is human curation of books at scale.
July 2015—App that converts your paper library to digital
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Digitize your bookshelf library with Shelfie. - Take a Shelfie and the app will tell you which books from your profile are eligible for free or deeply discounted ebooks. - We will give you a complete digital catalogue of your personal library. - Now with Goodreads integration. Login with Goodreads, sync your books and see which are eligible for ebooks.
Explore bookshelves to discover your next read. - Shelfie turns your phone into a book discovery adventure. - Explore pictures of real shelves (shelfies) from personal libraries around the world. - Explore the Shelfie feed and discover new books on other readers’ shelves.
Connect with readers. - Search for your favourite authors, celebrities and books - Follow other users, like their shelfies and discover new books to read - Rate books you've read
Share your books. - Take your shelfie (a picture of your bookshelf) to share with the community. - Create a public profile and share what you love.
How to get free and discounted ebooks. - If you own the book in print, now you can get the ebook editions. 1. Take a picture of your bookshelf (Shelfie) to see what books are eligible. 2. Take a photo of the front cover of your paper book. 3. Take a photo of the copyright page with your name handwritten on it. 4. Check the ebooks tab in the app. Download and start reading!
In-app purchases. - Shelfie is free to use. We offer both free and discounted ebooks. - There are over 100,000 eligible books on the app — and we’re adding more. - Some ebooks are DRM-protected, most are DRM-free. Email email@example.com if you need help getting an Adobe DRM'd ebook to load onto your eReader.
And since people often have trouble spelling BitLit and Shelfie, here’s a few alternatives: Bit-Lit, Bit Lit and Shelfy.