Foyles has launched a new e-book store with free e-reading apps giving access to more than 200,000 titles available in the UK. The bookseller called it "the first in a series of new digital developments".
Users will be able to access their e-book library from any internet-enabled reading device, with apps available for Android and Apple iOS platforms. The apps also have the ability to synch bookmarks and notes across devices, as well as an option to integrate existing ePub and PDF libraries.
Titles on sale include The Dukan Diet (£4.99), The Etymologicon (£7.99) and The Help (£3.99).
Foyles c.e.o. Sam Husain said: "At Foyles we are very excited by the developments in reading and bookselling afforded by digital technology. Our new e-book store and apps, Foyles powered by txtr, will make buying and reading e-books as easy as possible, without the added expense of having to buy new hardware. It is the next step in our ongoing journey to serve our customers with a choice of books, across the widest possible range, in every format."
Txtr c.e.o. Christophe Maire said: "The partnership with Foyles is another step for txtr in the fast growing English language e-book market . . . Together [with Foyles] it is our intention to take e-book shop management to that same level."
Foyles e-commerce manager Becky Jones said Foyles will be listening to feedback from customers in order to develop the service.