Shelfie, formerly known as BitLit, already lets you take a photo of the physical books you own and get matching ebook copies. Now they’re throwing audiobooks into the mix, so you can listen to the books on your bookshelf too.
The last time we covered Shelfie (ugh, that name,) we mentioned how they let you download cheap, and sometimes free, ebooks as long as you can prove that you own a physical copy — and, of course, not just at the library snapping photos. Now, if you have a qualifying book for which there’s an audio version, you’ll be prompted to grab that if you’d prefer to listen instead of read. Thanks to a new partnership with Findaway, there are over 30,000 audiobooks available in the app, which already features over 250,000 books.
Using the app hasn’t changed: Snap a picture of your bookshelf to see which books qualify for digital copies. Then, for each book you’d like a digital copy of, you can take a picture of the copyright page with bookplate or with your handwritten name. Some ebooks and audiobooks you’ll have to re-buy, which is mostly how the service makes money, but there are plenty of free books, too. Hit the link below to learn more.