eBook Search 1.0 Press Release

July 3, 2012

eBook Search Pro 1.0 – Mobile Gateway to the World’s Free eBooks

Veteran iOS eBook reader app developer Inkstone Software today announces the availability of eBook Search Pro, an enhanced version of their popular ad-supported eBook Search app, offering over 2 million free books on iOS devices.

Portland, OR July 3, 2012 — Veteran iOS eBook reader app developer Inkstone Software today announces the availability of eBook Search Pro, an enhanced version of their popular eBook Search app.

eBook Search makes it possible to find over 2 million free eBooks and download them directly to the iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo apps. It does this by connecting to the free book catalogs of Feedbooks, Baen Books, Project Gutenberg, Smashwords, and the Internet Archive.

Since its release in October, more than 2.75 million free books have been downloaded through eBook Search.

Now with the release of eBook Search Pro even more books are available, with the addition of the popular ManyBooks and Munseys catalogs, giving users more than 60,000 additional books.

ManyBooks offers over 29,000 free books in more than 30 languages in a variety of formats including ePub, FB2, PDF, Kindle, and RTF.

Munseys is known for its hard to find titles including Pulp Fiction, Religion, and a wide variety of other topics.

“We have worked hard to bring the best free books available on the Internet to iOS devices. We love helping people discover the rich trove of freely-available literature as well as up and coming indie writers.” said Inkstone CEO Patrick Thompson.

While most people are satisfied using eBook Search to download books from the built-in catalogs, users can add any OPDS-compatible catalog to the app, including Calibre, the free personal eBook management platform. “Many of our power-users use eBook Search to access their personal eBook collections from their iPhones and iPads”, said Thompson.

Feature Highlights:

  • Access over 2 million free ebooks from ManyBooks, Munseys, Feedbooks, Baen Books, Project Gutenberg, Smashwords, and Internet Archive.
  • Access to the Calibre eBook management software over WiFi and Bonjour.
  • Open books in most iOS EPUB and PDF reader apps including iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo,
  • E-mail eBooks to yourself for reading on other platforms.
  • Universal app optimized for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

eBook Search Pro with 7 catalogs and over 2 million free books is available worldwide for $0.99 on the App Store.

Further info and media enquiries:
Patrick Thompson
Inkstone Software, Inc.
15500 SW Jay St. #17837
Beaverton, OR 97006
1-888-858-7969

About Inkstone Software:
Based in Portland, Oregon, Inkstone Software is an independent software development company founded by Patrick Thompson. Combining a strong blend of design and development skills, Inkstone’s passion is to craft elegant, easy-to-use applications for mobile devices. Inkstone Software is also the maker of the popular QuickReader and MegaReader eBook reader apps available on the iTunes app store.

  

September 22, 2011

New iPhone App Unlocks the eBook Walled Garden

Free iOS app eBook Search gives readers over 2 million books free to read on their Kindle, Nook, or iBooks apps after major eBook retailers close their in-app bookstores.

Portland, OR September 22, 2011 — Apple’s recent lock-down of in-app bookstores has left a lot of people adrift in a sea of confusing eBook formats. Books purchased for one reader, can’t be read on another, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to locate good books for your reader..
However a new free iPhone and iPad app called eBook Search from veteran developers Inkstone Software has come to the rescue, allowing users to tap into a library of over 2 million books, while also giving people the power to download a book to their choice of reader app at the touch of a button. With eBook Search, readers are no longer limited to the books available in one reader app.

“What most owners of eBook reader apps don’t realize is there are huge libraries of free books out there. From timeless classics, to up and coming indie writers, and fan fiction – there is something for everyone”, says Inkstone CEO Patrick Thompson, “But these libraries weren’t easy to access on your iPhone or iPad. That’s why we developed eBook Search.”

After browsing the catalogs, the user simply selects the book, and with a couple of taps on the screen, the book is transferred to the user’s favorite eBook reader like iBooks, Kindle, Nook, or Kobo. And it’s available for him to read on any of those apps or via e-mail.

But creating eBook Search to plug the gap left by Apple is just one side of the coin, according to Thompson. “In today’s economy, many people are finding it hard to justify buying books — especially digital books that cost almost the same as a physical book. Here at Inkstone Software, we believe with eBook Search our customers may never have to buy another book.”

With classic works alongside the latest books by cutting edge indie authors like Cory Doctorow (winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel, Sunburst Award, and many more accolades), and popular fan fiction, Thompson may be right.

Thompson’s hope is that this app will help wake up readers to the vast amounts of free, high quality classic and modern novels out there, just waiting to be devoured. “eBook Search is our way to help people find great free books whatever their reader of choice. It is our way of giving back to the community.”

Further info and media enquiries:
Patrick Thompson
Inkstone Software, Inc.
15500 SW Jay St. #17837
Beaverton, OR 97006
1-888-858-7969

About Inkstone Software:
Based in Portland, Oregon, Inkstone Software is an independent software development company founded by Patrick Thompson. Combining a strong blend of design and development skills, Inkstone’s passion is to craft elegant, easy-to-use applications for mobile devices. Inkstone Software is also the maker of the popular QuickReader and MegaReader eBook reader apps available on the iTunes app store.