Random House announced that it is creating free apps for iPhone users which will allow the users to get more information about their favorite authors and interact with other fans.
It is working with iPhone app creation platform Mobile Roadie, using an author-focused variation of Mobile Roadie's app creator that currently supports apps by musicians including Brad Paisley and Alice in Chains. Releasing today are apps for authors Steve Berry, Sophie Kinsella, and Karen Marie Moning.
The apps will let fans preview books, access bonus content, interact with other fans, check upcoming author appearances, listen to audiobook clips, and watch author videos and book trailers.
Of course you could just use the web browser and go directly to the author's website to find that information. But the apps are for fans who really want lots of information about a favorite author at their fingertips.