Flipboard has announced today the introduction of a new category called “Books”–powered by the iBookstore. Within the new category there are 25 new sections showcasing the most popular books from Apple’s iBookstore. Flipboard says “it’s like browsing in a bookstore” from right within the app and the new section is available in local content guides (Canada is included):
Whether you’re into cookbooks or computer books, fiction or non, all of the iBookstore pages have been specially designed and optimized for Flipboard. The books sections’ clean, white pages offer a well-lighted space in which to decide what to read next. In addition to a write-up of the book from the publisher and an image of the book, each “article” also contains a quick way to download the book from the iBookstore. Once you get it, you can naturally enjoy all the features of iBooks on your iPhone or iPad, including fully illustrated books like children’s picture books, art books, photo books and cookbooks.
Flipboard’s new Books category, with all the iBookstore sections, are available in the local Flipboard Content Guides, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Brazil, only on iOS devices. Tap the red ribbon and scroll down to the country selector in “This Week” to explore books popular in any of these countries.
You can access the new category by tapping on the red ribbon in the right hand corner of the app or the giant ‘More’ box. Right now under ‘This Week’ it showcases the Books category plus it’s also available in the list of categories as well. Here’s how it looks like:
Of course clicking on a book will prompt you to download it from the iBookstore. Let us know if your’e going to be using this to browse the latest iBookstore titles from Flipboard.