Tertulia 4+

Books Worth Talking About

Tertulia, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.1 • 64 Ratings
    • Free

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Inspired by the informal salons (“tertulias”) of Spanish cafes and bars, Tertulia is a new way to discover books through all the lively and enriching conversations they inspire. Tertulia serves up book recommendations and book talk from across social media, podcasts, and the web — all in one app which incorporates seamless book purchasing (US only). If a book has moved someone enough to get them talking, you can find it, buy it, and share it on Tertulia.

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

This version of Tertulia includes:
• Deep linking fixed
Remember: Tertulia is completely free to browse for the best in book talk! We hope you will give it a try. We appreciate the feedback and ideas from our early users. We’d love to hear from you at hello@tertulia.com.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Mimi O Chun ,

Discovery made delightful.

In any local bookshop I inevitably find myself browsing “Staff Picks”, where employees offer impassioned testimony on why particular titles resonate for them via handwritten index cards prominently displayed below a wide-ranging collection of books.

Now imagine that bookshop was in your pocket, open 24 hours, and that the staff was made up of journalists, subject matter experts, or other influential voices. Sub out those illegible index cards with an elegant user interface that allows you to check out reviews on GoodReads, save it to a list, or click to purchase. That’s Tertulia.

chrisroth451 ,

Really wanted to like this app, but it feels incomplete

I really wanted to like this app, but it doesn’t feel like it’s accomplishing its vision effectively. It was advertised as a tool that will provide me with personalized recommendations based on my tastes/preferences, reading history and more. I would have loved to see more guided recommendations… but that never really happened. I felt like I only ever saw very generalized recommendations based on a specific genre. Like “hey - here are some great new fiction books!” Vs. Having a specific recommendation based on three books I loved - that would show purpose behind the recommendation and convince me to read and/or buy it (ex. People who loved these three books that you loved, also loved this ___). Would love to use it again in the future, but deleting for now and will just refer to Goodreads and organic blog content for recommendations.

evenwhydoineedanicknameistaken ,

Does NOT make it easier to find a book you like

I want to know whether a particular book’s story line or subject will be of interest to me. There are thousands of titles presented by this app. At a real bookstore, the cover/title catches my eye, I pick it up and flip it over, and in two seconds get the gist of what the book is about and whether I might like to know more about it. In this app, I 1) scroll to find a title that catches my eye; 2) press the cover image to get to the book page; 3) scroll down to find the More Info link; 4) press the More Info link; 5) scroll down to the publishers description. Then and only then can I get the gist of what the book is about in two seconds. I don’t find this any more useful than scrolling through the Kindle website.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for the detailed feedback, we appreciate it. We agree the publisher description is too hidden and the latest version of the app makes it more prominent on the product page -- let us know if you have further feedback.

App Privacy

The developer, Tertulia, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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