It is an incredibly exciting time to be a reader, an author, and a publisher. Opportunities to engage audiences are endless – new devices now support numerous ways of reading, publishing, and reaching readers.
HarperCollins is issuing a call to developers to create excellent, functioning software and proof of concept apps utilizing the HarperCollins OpenBook API, and in doing so turn opportunities into reality.
HarperCollins invites one and all to develop new ways of reading and discovering books and authors. This is a chance for developers to experiment and play with the HarperCollins OpenBookAPI, which features exclusive book data, author data, and content not available to the general public. These tools will allow developers to think about how to make readers fall in love with books all over again, and how to lead a reluctant reader to just the right story.
The OpenBookAPI is intended for development and noncommercial use only. The API includes full access to select authors' works that have been made available specifically for BookSmash and cannot be distributed without HarperCollins written approval. After the close of the competition developers may apply for an extended "developer key."