In the digital age, having electronic copies of everything is becoming increasingly mainstream, causing people to digitize books, photos, music, films and just about everything else. The Shelfie app enables people to get free or discounted ebook versions of all their favorite paper titles that they already own. Created by Bitlit, the platform also helps you discover new books to read.
To use the app and digitize books, users first download Shelfie to their smartphones and create a profile. From there, you can take a picture of your bookshelf and upload the photo. Shelfie will search its database to see if there are any matches within its inventory. Free copies of books you already own will be made available thanks to different publishing partners. You can also browse others' bookshelves.