Shelfie – The Reading App

Catalogue all your books and find the ebook versions of your favourite books for free.

How Shelfie Works

We’re always on the lookout for great reading resources so when the developers of a new app, BitLit got in touch with us we couldn’t wait to have a look. It’s great for cataloguing your paper books but it’s best feature is the theory that if you own the book, you should be able to get the ebook for free or at a discounted price in a few simple steps, without the need to trawl the internet for hours at a time.

First you’ll need to download the app (links at the bottom of the page), then you take a #Shelfie. Now the app processes your images and returns with a list of your books, giving you a catalogue from your photo. We’re already sold and think this is an amazing way to catalogue your literature, but you also get a shortlist of titles from your shelf that are available free or cheaper than usual in ebook version.

BitLit has around 200 publishers in signed deals, including some very recognisable names such as HarperCollins, Sourcebooks and others and it’s these deals that are ensuring you can get thedigital versions of many titles you already own, for free. It’s great for keeping first editions pristine, or for holidays when you want to pack at least one pair of shoes among the twenty books.

Overall we were pretty impressed with the app, and while there aren’t thousands of free titles there are enough, and when you consider that the app is free to download, you’ve really nothing to lose.