Press Release: Introducing Buqo – the all-new premier Filipino digital bookstore app

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Don’t worry, I’m not turning into a press release portal. I just kind of ran out of queued blog posts, and the press releases (that I want to post) came in, and I didn’t want to space them out just because I don’t have any original content yet.

Anyway, here’s a press release from Summit Media about Buqo–the all-new premier Filipino digital bookstore app:

Reading a book is cool, but reading a book on your device is awesome. Why? Well, for one, you can carry around an entire library of e-books and digital magazines in your tablet as opposed to lugging two or three thick paperbacks when you go on trips. Imagine this: With just a swipe or a tap of your finger, you can enjoy your favorite books and magazines anytime, anywhere.

All that is now possible through Buqo—the premier Filipino digital bookstore!

Buqo what?

Buqo is a digital bookstore, newsstand and reader in one app. It carries a wide selection of Filipino reads that caters to various interests. Whether you’re into romance, fiction, teen literature or motivational materials, buqo has the perfect offering suited for you.  Its catalog is also brimming with specialty titles sure to whet your appetite—from travel, food and leisure to cars, fitness and entertainment.

To date, Buqo has over 500 books and magazines and counting, with familiar names such as Pol Medina’s Pugad Baboy, Bo Sanchez’s Shepherd’s Voice, Precious Hearts Romances, Summit Media, and Adarna Children’s Books, already in the fold.

Easy and convenient

If you are a tech newbie, fret not. Buqo is absolutely easy to use and navigate. Its intuitive design makes purchasing, downloading and reading on your device fun and easy. Once you have fully downloaded the content you want, you can enjoy reading your book or magazine offline. One of the best features of Buqo is that you can access your entire library on all your device—whether iOS or Android—with just one account. All you need to do is create a Buqo account and you can enjoy reading on up to 7 of your devices.

Just think about it, isn’t it great to indulge in some fun light reading while riding the MRT on your way to work or while you’re stuck in traffic somewhere in the metro? You can even read while on a long ride to the province.  Anywhere you are, you can count on Buqo to keep you company.

Get Free Magazines

Downloading Buqo now is a great idea for two reasons. First, you get freebies! And you won’t be getting just any item; you’ll be getting bestselling magazine titles from Summit Media. Second, the promo is only for a limited period. Once you download the app, you get to try out all of Buqo’s fantastic features and you get to enjoy bestselling magazines, too!

Wide Selection

Buqo offers a wide selection of different publications that will suit any taste. You may even discover new books and magazines that you previously haven’t seen. You could find yourself snickering while reading Chico, Delamar and Gino’s Top 10 Book, Manix Abrera’s hilarious Kiko Machine Komiks or Pol Medina’s Pugad Baboy Series. You could also follow the “resurgence” of Pinoy comics with well-crafted titles from MythSpace, Pinoy Old School Komiks (the reincarnation of the 90’s cult favorite Funny Komiks) and the highly acclaimed Trese Comics.

If you are more of the serious reader type, we have books for you, too. Buqo has academic, investigative journalism and non-fiction genres. Get books from the likes of DLSU Press, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Rappler & Colayco Foundation.

How about books for becoming a better you? Get that much needed boost from Buqo’s self-help & business/finance collections that cover areas of health, career, relationships, parenting, business, and finance. Here you’ll find titles such as OMF Literature’s Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin, Faye Valencia’s 77 Way to Move On, and Larry Gamboa’s Grow Rich Pinoy.

Buqo is also the way to go if you’re looking for inspirational and spiritual reads. Dig in to a host of bestselling books from OMF Literature and Shepherd’s Voice such as Bo Sanchez’s 8 Habits of a Happy Millionaire. There is also a wide array of children’s books from Lampara & Adarna that the kids will surely love.

And of course, in Buqo, you’ll find love—love stories that is! We have lots of heartwarming, kilig-inducing titles to choose from. You’ll find the likes of Mina Esguerra’s That Kind of Guy, Pop Fiction’s She’s Dating a Gangster (soon-to-be a movie) and Summit Book’s Vince’s Life series. You’ll be delighted to know that Buqo also carries the coolest tagalog romance novels. Tagalog romance books from Precious Hearts Romances (whose works have been adapted on TV) as well as Bookware Publishing’s My Precious Valentine.

Aside from books, Buqo also has the best local magazines in the land. Here, you can get the current issues up to several years’ worth of back issues. We have cool magazines for everyone. For men, we have FHM Philippines, Entrepreneur, Top Gear, and Esquire Philippines. Women get to enjoy their favorites like YES!, Cosmopolitan Philippines, Preview, Good Housekeeping and Smart Parenting.

Foodies would really get a kick out of F & B World & Yummy Magazine. The design buffs can get their fix from Real Living, Space Design + Travel and Elle Decoration Philippines. Fitness enthusiasts can get their copies of Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Runner’s World. The young ones also get their fair share of magazines. In Buqo, they can get K-Zone, Candy, Total Girl & Sparkling.

Being a registered Buqo user also has its perks. You get to be part of the Buqo newsletter, giving you first dibs on new content and the latest promos. Best of all, you get to participate in exclusive Buqo special offers.

Download Buqo now and be on your way to reading your favorite Pinoy books on the go, now available on the AppStore for Apple users and Google Play Store for Android users. Follow this link to download Buqo.

For more updates, log on to http://www.buqo.ph, become a fan on Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/buqoapp, and follow Buqo on Twitter via @Buqo.

I’ve actually read some of the books mentioned, so I added links to those too–if in case you’re interested to read my thoughts on them before buying them through Buqo. But yeah, Buqo.

Note: This is not a paid advertisement. They sent me the press release, and I like the idea–even if I’m not e-reader myself, I know a lot of people who are. So this one’s for you, guys.

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