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Itcher: Your App for Finding Similar Books

 “I can’t find a good book to read…”

Paola_Bassanese_itcher_contributorFinding good books to read is almost a full-time job; luckily there’s an app to find similar books that can make searching much easier. ~ Paola Bassanese

Are you a voracious multi-tasker who reads more than one book at a time? Then you are constantly searching for book recommendations. If you really liked that one novel, we give you itcher: your app for finding similar books.

Finding a Good Book to Read Can Be ANNOYING

One of the most annoying things about finding a good book is the sheer amount of time it takes.

Pile of booksIf mosquitoes, Justin Bieber (oh yes, I did have a rant about him!) and people walking slowly in front of you are amongst the most annoying things in life, one of the most annoying things about finding a good book is the sheer amount of time it takes.

There’s a handy 12-step instruction manual on Wikipedia on how to find a good book (I repeat: a 12-step process on choosing a good book!).

I will spare you the time and effort of reading through the 12-step process and summarise it as this: make a list of your favourite book titles and authors and then… forget about the other 11 steps!

No, wait… let’s keep one more item from the list: ask someone to recommend a good book. And now, let’s make this step a bit better: let’s use an app for finding similar books to the ones you loved.

An App to Find Books You Can’t Put Down

Life’s too short to start reading a book, realise you don’t like it, and then have to start a new search.

Opened book magic feel to itBooks you simply can’t put down are the Holy Grail for book lovers. In fact, if you are a true book lover you are constantly looking for those “un-put-downable” stories that grab you and make you stay up until 2am reading (“just one more page and I’ll go to sleep, promise!”).

Life’s too short to start reading a book, realise you don’t like it, and then have to start a new search.

Why didn’t we like the book? Was it because the recommendation we received from someone or a search engine wasn’t “personal” enough, ie, based on our personal taste?

You are better off using an app to find books based on other books you like and on what other people with a similar taste to you have enjoyed before.

Hidden Gems: How to Find these Books?

Best-selling authors often have a whole promotions team behind them… What about some hidden gems that deserve to shine?

test_tube_illustration_itcher_tester_pageYou see, I like to investigate things. I like to find out what goes on behind the scenes. My question to you is: is it worth reading best-sellers? Are those books praised by the media really that good?

Best-selling authors often have a whole promotions team behind them, from PR gurus to marketing wizards who know how to get a book title in the news and on bookshelves.

What about some hidden gems that deserve to shine? Smaller publishing houses may not have the big budgets that others have to promote their authors, so at times great authors remain unnoticed.

This is why is so interesting to discover word-of-mouth good books making their slow way into people’s bookshelves and e-readers.

Choosing a book is very personal and we trust a personal recommendation. Enter itcher, the book recommendations engine based on books you loved and the interaction with other like-minded people.

itcher App Is PERFECT for Personal Recommendations

Specific book recommendation engines may come up with only one or two results, or maybe no result at all.
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We trust the judgement of our friends when they recommend a book to us.
Different types of search engines, from the more generic to more specific book recommendations engines, will give you different results.

Specific book recommendation engines may come up with only one or two results, or maybe no result at all. If the database hasn’t got all the data to match book titles you won’t find it very helpful.

It takes time for search engines to match what’s in people’s book lists with book titles and genres.

What about having the convenience of searching through a database and personal recommendations at the same time? itcher allows you to save time and give you personalised recommendations.

itcher App Gives You Instant Search Results & Connects You with Like-Minded People

Getting instant results is a must and the key advantage of itcher is that it connects you with like-minded people with similar taste.

itcher_entertainment_recommendations_app__logo_5Getting instant results is a must: what’s the point of spending hours searching through hundreds of reviews and ratings? Even comparing different book recommendations websites can give you contrasting results.

The key advantage of itcher is that it connects you with like-minded people with similar taste. Version 2 allows for real-time chat with other users so you can discuss the latest book releases or books you have loved.

itcher features a unique, new algorithm that builds up recommendations based on your ratings of books you’ve read and from what other users have been rating.

Give it a Try Now

What are you waiting for? The real fun is about to start so join the friendly itcher community and you’ll soon start reading the next book you will love!

I am Paola Bassanese, and I love twitter – I think in slogans! I am a contributing author at itcher mag covering mainly quirky movies that I like and that I hope you′ll like too. [n-e-x-t] I have written a few books including The Foraging Home Cook, and also write about health and lifestyle for the Huffington Post. I consider myself to be a Londoner even though I was born in Italy. I love 80s music and foreign language films, but I also enjoy going to the opera and ballet.
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