October 28, 2010

Any New Books? – Never Miss a New Release

For avid book lovers everywhere, Any New Books? is an application that shouldn’t be missed. The notification service lets users know when new books are being released in the categories they enjoy most. But rather than flooding its subscribers’ inboxes with hundreds of book each week, Any New Books? actually employs human editors to pick and choose the best of each week’s new releases in dozens of different categories.

When you sign up for Any New Books?, you’ll be asked to select a handful of your favorite book genres. Although Any New Books? recommends new users select four or five categories at most, the actual number of you select is up to you. From that point, you wait. New book notification emails are sent to users on Wednesdays or Thursdays, depending on the category, and you can expect to receive a separate email for each genre you selected. When your book recommendation email finally arrives, you can open it up to find a list of new releases and staff recommendations. Alongside a photo of the cover of each book, you’ll find all the necessary information, such as the author, ISBN, and estimated price. Click on the title of any book that looks interesting to find out more, or purchase is through

For people who use Kindle, Any New Books? is especially helpful. The application will notify users who’ve selected Kindle as a preferred genre of all the latest digital releases that they might be interested in. Any New Books? also makes it easy to share book recommendations with friends via Twitter or Facebook. For serious readers who hate missing out on the latest releases, using Any New Books? is a sure-fire way to stay in the loop and ahead of your friends.

Practical Uses:

  • Read book recommendations that are specific to your taste
  • Find out immediately which new releases are coming out this week
  • See which books are being released on Kindle
  • Get inspired to read more

Insider Tips:

  • Select as few or as many genres as you’d like
  • Share your favorite book recommendations with followers on Twitter or Facebook
  • Click on any book title to purchase the item on
  • Change your subscription preferences as frequently as you wish

What we liked:

  • The books recommended by Any New Books? are hand picked by human editors
  • Weekly emails aren’t too cumbersome or intrusive
  • Any New Books? doesn’t overwhelm users by sending too many book recommendations at once
  • The service is fun, free, and a great way to stay up to date on the latest releases

What we didn’t like:

  • People who sign up for too many categories at once might feel overwhelmed by all the separate emails


Company Info:

  • Launched: August 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Toronto, Canada
  • Founded by: Antonio Cangiano
  • Web site:


  • Free

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