I read the first few chapter of November 9 by Collen Hoover. The experience is different, you have to turn notifications ON to be able to actually experience what Crave has to offer. It reads similar to other apps (kindle) but the difference is that at some point during the chapter you will have the opportunity to see other kinds of dialog between characters, for example a conversation between Fallon and her mother via text. Later in chapter 2 you get to see how “the guy” looks at her for the first time, the first look, the first smile the first “I SEE YOU”. It was such an interesting and different feeling/take into what we usually imagine it to be like. There is also the texting interaction between characters that at times I found invasive. There is also interaction between the reader and the book, yes it is exactly that, interaction. The app allows you to vote between situations that will affect the character in a way, I am sure the story itself is not going to change based on votes but this allow the reader to weight in into what would otherwise be playing in our heads. I think overall this can be a very different and perhaps one of a kind of reading experiences, however, I do not see this replacing our the traditional way reading. Not everyone is up to having their imagination replaced by an already established image or preconception of what characters look like, or how they would interact with one another.
Now let’s see how is works
Each book released on Crave is serialized into bite-sized mini chapters that are sent to you on a daily basis, offering a fun new way to enjoy romance novels without having to commit to hours at a time. You’ll get a notification each day when the next chapter is available, and a new encounter with the leading man awaits.
The first week is Free.
After that you can subscribe for less than a dollar a week to continue the experience.
• Meet your next book boyfriend (this is really happening!)
• Get exclusive extras from the lead character and author including instant notifications, polls, quizzes, videos,
• Subscribe to an author and receive daily installments from their latest books over a 90 day period.
• Read books from the best romance authors on the planet, such as #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines, USA Today bestselling author K.A. Tucker and more…You can subscribe to an author’s channel for unlimited access to their stories and other premium content. The subscriptions are $3.99 monthly (less than a dollar a week!). Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off for at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.
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