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Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 10:23am
New Flipboard Books category ties into iBookstore
News reading app Flipboard has added a new Books category, integrated with Apple's iBookstore. The feature includes 25 sections of the most popular books at the iBookstore, letting users browse titles there without switching apps. If a person decides to buy a book, the title is fetched from the iBookstore and read in the iBooks app.

The Books category is currently limited to the US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, and Brazil. It represents an unusual turn at the App Store, since few if any third-party apps have iBookstore hooks. iBooks is designed to be a largely self-contained app handling browsing, buying, and reading.