Archive for the ‘Featured books’ Category

“Inferno: A Novel” by Dan Brown is out!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013


Dan Brown’s “Inferno: A Novel” is now available in the Aldiko Book Reader. Here is how to find it:

(1) open the Aldiko Book Reader, select the “Store” icon;

(2) click on the menu key/overflow menu icon of your Android device, then select “Search”;

(3) type in “Inferno”  and hit the “Go”/ ”Search” button.


Enjoy! Happy Reading!

Here are the Oscar 2013 Winners

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The results of Oscar 2013 were finally here. “Argo”, “Lincoln”, “Silver Linings Playbook”, “Les Miserables”, “Django Unchained” and “Life of Pi” won the big prizes. This year, the Oscar not only honored great movies, it also honored great writing as five out of the six biggest winners were literary adaptations. They are:

 

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

 

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


 

The Silver Linings Playbook

 

Life of Pi


 

Les Misérables

 

You can find these books in the Aldiko Book Reader. Here is how:

(1) open the Aldiko Book Reader, select the “Store” icon;
(2) click on the menu key/overflow menu icon of your Android device, then select “Search”;
(3) Just type in the title of the book you would like and hit the “Go”/ ”Search”.

Enjoy! Happy Reading!

2013 New Year Resolution Reading

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Have you decided your new year resolution yet? Where did you get your inspiration from? Books are great places to get inspiration too. We have selected some books to help you set your plan.

(1) Health related
Staying fit, losing weight, eating healthy, quitting smoking, managing stress?

Warrior Cardio: The Revolutionary Metabolic Training System for Burning Fat, Building Muscle, & Getting Fit

 

The 4-Hour Body

 

Raising a Healthy Eater (52 Brilliant Ideas): Help Your Kids Develop a Taste for Good Nutrition

 

Healthy Life Kitchen

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress: Manage Your Problems, Big and Small, Every Day

 

Overcoming Your Workplace Stress

 

Smoke-Free in 30 Days: The Pain-Free, Permanent Way to Quit

 

Controlling Your Drinking

 

(2) Finance related

Saving money, managing debt?

The Debt-Free Spending Plan: An Amazingly Simple Way to Take Control of Your Finances Once and for All

 

Pay It Down!: Debt-Free on $10 a Day

 

(3) Environmental related
Going green?

Green Guide

 

Go Green, Live Rich

 

(4) Career related
Career improvement, getting a better job?

Get a better job

 

You can search the above books by launching the Aldiko Book Reader, selecting “Store”, tapping on the search icon and entering the book title to do a search.

Happy New Year!

In Memory of Nora Ephron (1941-2012)

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

It’s weekend, what are you reading this weekend?

To remember Nora Ephron, a bestselling author who passed away on Tuesday, June 26th, we have put together a collection of books from her.

Nora Ephron (1941-2012)  is an American essayist, novelist, screenwriter, director and producer. She is best known for her romantic comedies “When Harry Met Sally”, “Silkwood” and “Sleepless in Seattle”. Her last film was “Julie and Julia”.

To check out the collection of Ms. Ephron’s books, you can go to the Aldiko Book Reader, tab on the “Store” icon at home page, then you will see the books at the top of the store.

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play (Android Market) or from our website.

[Featured Book]: Fahrenheit 451- In Memory of Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Monday, June 11th, 2012


Ray Bradbury was one of the best science-fiction authors of all time. His imagination yielded the dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” and other science fiction stories such as “The Martian Chronicles” and “The Illustrated Man”. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream.” (http://goo.gl/92fzP). According to The Washington Post, 10 of Mr. Bradbury’s predictions in his works have come true today (http://goo.gl/htaun). His books are taught in school English courses, ignited the imagination of many young readers.

One of his masterpiece, “Fahrenheit 451”, is available as eBook in the Aldiko Book Reader. You can check out this book by launching the Aldiko Book Reader, selecting “Store”, tapping on the search icon at the right top corner of the Store to do a search for “Fahrenheit 451” or “Ray Bradbury”, you will then see the title in the search result.

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play (Android Market) or from our website.

Happy reading!

[Featured Book] Wild (Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition) by Cheryl Strayed

Friday, June 8th, 2012

 

This national best seller is Cheryl Strayed’s memoir. It’s a story about how a young woman went from lost to found on an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.

***This special edition of  the book features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes and a reading group guide.***

[Synopsis]: At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State – and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise. But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

You can check out this book by launching the Aldiko Book Reader, selecting “Store”, tapping on the search icon at the right top corner of the Store to do a search for “Wild Cheryl Strayed”, you will then see the title in the search result.

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play (Android Market) or from our website.

Happy reading!

Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James is now available in the Aldiko Book Reader

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


Want to know what all the hype about the Fifty Shade Trilogy is? You can download and read the series in the Aldiko Book Reader application.

For Aldiko users located in the US, you can check out these books by launching the Aldiko Book Reader, selecting “Store”, then tapping on the search icon on the right top corner to do a search for “Fffty shades”, you will then see the titles in the search result.*

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play (Android Market) or from our website.

Happy reading!

*Fifty Shades Trilogy is available in the US only.

Die Tribute von Panem is now available in the Aldiko Book Reader to German users

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Die Tribute von Panem, the German version of the Hunger Games trilogy, is now available in the Aldiko Book Reader to German users.

For German Aldiko users, you can check out the books by launching the Aldiko Book Reader, selecting “Store”, then you will see the title on the top of the store.*

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play (Android Market) or from our website.

Happy reading!

*Die Tribute von Panem is available in Germany only.

 

World Book Night 2012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Yesterday was the World Book Night 2012, did you read and share your books with friends last night? If you did, please share your titles in the comment below. Missed it?  Don’t worry,  you can still download some eBook titles of the World Book Night in the Aldiko Book Reader.

To check out those titles, you can launch the Aldiko Book Reader, tap on the “Store” icon. Then you will see  the “World Book Night 2012″  titles in the featured book section.  Enjoy and spread your joy and love of reading :)

Read It Before Watch It-The Lucky One

Monday, April 16th, 2012

 

The Lucky One will be in theatre in the US on April 20, read it in the Aldiko Book Reader before      you are heading to the theatre.

The Lucky One is by Nicholas Sparks, an internationally bestselling American novelist and screenwriter. The story is about a US Marine, called Logan Thibault, who finds a photo of a smiling young woman during his third tour of duty in Iraq. As no one claims the photo, he keeps with him in his pocket. Soon he experiences a sudden streak of luck: winning poker games and surviving deadly combat that kills his buddies. This chain of events makes him believe that the smiling woman in the photo is his lucky charm.

Back home in Colorado from Iraq, Logan thinks that this woman in the photo might hold the key to his destiny, so he starts a journey across the country to find her. In North Carolina, he unexpectedly finds the woman whom he is waiting to meet-Beth, a divorced mother of a young son. Despite a growing attraction between them, Beth is struggling her own problems: her ex-husband won’t accept his relationship with her is over and he threatens anyone who gets too close to her. On the other hand, Logan keeps the story of the photo a secret. This secret will soon threaten to tear them apart. It’s a story filling with romance and suspense.

To get the book, you can launch the Aldiko Book Reader, select “Store”, tap on the search icon at the top right corner and do a search for “The Lucky One”.*

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play (Android Market) or from our website.

Happy reading!

*Due to publisher’s territory restriction, the book is available in the US only at the moment.