Summer doesn’t just mean beaches, road trips, and outdoor barbecues. It’s also when people sometimes pull out a book or e-book reader or share their favorite summer readings. Google Play Books is now adding some new and highly requested features to make it easier for you to organize your vacation reading list and discover new ones that you may want to add to the growing TBR list. This includes customizing your bookshelves, using filters to find your next reading, and finding deals on the books you want to buy.
Google Play Books says that one of the most requested features is the ability to create customizable digital bookshelves. Now you can create thematic collections like “Holiday Reading List” or “Books to Recommend” and organize and sort your e-books and audiobooks in your library. You can also create a “All Time Favorites” shelf so that all the books you want to return to from time to time are within easy reach. You can find the shelves between Your books and Series on the Library tab.
You can also browse titles more easily now using several new filters that are specific to your reading needs. You can use filters like language, price range, and even price drop if you want to view discounted books. You can find the filters when you search and it is along with other filters like format, rating, age, etc. Although of course this is from the search giant, searching for books on the platform can sometimes be a hassle.
Lastly, if you are waiting for the book you have been looking for to come out, all you have to do is try the book or add it to your wish list. When the price drops in the future, you will receive an email from Google Play Books. Well of course you have to subscribe to Google Play marketing emails. And if you’ve been on the platform long enough, you know that e-books sometimes go on sale at random, so it’s best to update them.
You can update your Google Play Books app to the latest version to enjoy these new features. Happy summer / vacation reading!