Sony has been working very hard over the course of the last few months, totally revising its online experience. In the last few weeks, the company unveiled its new ebook store redesign and recently debuted its Kids Corner with EPUB3 interactive books. Today, Sony has announced a new discover map feature that will help you discover new books by answering a few questions.
Every month Sony intends on updating its Discover Map with new editions every week. The thoughts behind this is to give people a chance to discover new books and genres they might otherwise miss. Sony summed it up by saying, “The map is all about discovery, so try following the opposite of how you’d usually answer to lead you to a wild-card pick. Nonfiction readers: pick up a fantasy novel. Suspense fiction lovers: slow it down with an epic love story.”
Want to give it a try? I assure you it’s very unique, and considering how popular discover maps are in magazines and online, this was a savvy move by Sony. Want to get started? Click HERE to check out the first few maps.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.