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Orange Book Club app launches on Android, iPhone version delayed

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Orange Book Club app launches on Android, iPhone version delayed

UK network Orange has released its own book store application for Android powered devices to coincide the announcement of titles in the running for this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction.

Home to over 25,000 books, including many free-to-try classics and bestsellers, the app is also loaded with information on Orange Prize for Fiction, an annual prize that “celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world”.

Books purchased using the app will be accessible on other supported devices, including PCs. Users will also be able to check out who the judges are, titles that have been shortlisted and of course, the winner.

Stuart Jackson of Orange, said: "Unlike many other e-book services on the market, ours allows you to purchase with a single click, making it easier than ever before to download your next must-read novel."

An iPhone version of the app is also incoming but was delayed due to changes Apple’s App Store rules.

"Orange had submitted the Apple app at the same time as the Android app, but at the time of submission Apple changed their policy, so Orange is now changing their app to meet with that new policy."

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction will receive a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a 'Bessie' created by the artist Grizel Niven.

The Orange Book Club is free to download right now on the Android Market. A Java, Symbian and BlackBerry version is also available. No word yet if there will be Windows Phone 7 edition, though.

Via:

TheBookSeller.com

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