Most travelers don’t count the airport as the best part of their trip, but thanks to a joint effort by BookShout, HarperCollins, and American Express Canada, the wait time might be a little more pleasant. While most airports offer limited free wifi for travelers–usually only offering access to the airport’s own website, a local news site or two, and anything else the actual shops inside the facility provide–this new arrangement will allow travelers to read HarperCollins ebooks while passing the time.
Even better, readers can download up to six ebooks a month for reading through the BookShout app, just for passing through Toronto Pearson International Airport, and can then read those books whenever they wish, including on their flights or upon reaching their destinations.
For their part, HarperCollins will make six new titles per month available, and will rotate out those six titles throughout the year to offer a new ebook selection each month. At launch, the first month’s titles included:
- David Bezmozgis, The Betrayers
- David Nicholls, Us
- Clint Malarchuk, The Crazy Game
- Daniel Handler, We Are Pirates
- Thomas King, The Back of the Turtle
- Lauren B Davis, Against a Darkening Sky
These titles are in addition to some of the more classic works that the publisher is making available, including titles by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and George Orwell.