The National society of French railways operates hundreds of trains in France. They noticed that 75% of passengers read books while commuting, and 33% read on their smartphone or e-reader. This has prompted the company to launch a new e-book service that will offer 100,000 e-books for free until December 15th and then the service will cost 9.90 euros per month.
One of the things they are being done with the app is to put a heavy emphasis on e-book discovery. Each month there will be a series of news stories and a spotlight on 10 national and regional books. Depending on where you are in France, it will dynamically serve you titles based on your geographical location. This will include e-books that have to do with heritage, history, cuisine, stories and legends.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.