Browsing Books in the Book Store

In this lesson for the Books app on the iPhone, I take a look at how we browse the store including viewing all the books in a series, downloading a sample book, and viewing all the books by a specific author.

Entering the Book Store
To enter the Book Store in the Books app on your iPhone, you need to tap on the Books Store tab at the bottom of the app.

Viewing Featured Collections of Books
When you first open the Book Store on the Books app, you’ll see various collections. These could be featured groups such as summer reading, guilty pleasures, or Best of the Month. Think of these collections as the first books you see when you first enter a brick and mortar bookstore.

For You
The For You section are books recommended for you based on books you’ve purchased and loved through the Books app.

Viewing the Information about a Book
Tap on a book to see more information about the book. You can download a sample of the book, add it to your I Want to Read collection, as well as view ratings of the book. If you click on the author’s name, you can see all the books that author. If it is part of a series of books, you can also click on the series to see all the books in that series.

Viewing the Description of the Book
The description of the book is hard to see in some cases as the Books app can show publisher information and otters info before the description, so the description can be hard to find as it is so short. Just look below the Sample button for the description. You’ll see a ‘More’ link at the end of the truncated description. Tap on More to view the full description.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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