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Buy books and magazines from Buqo at 50% off exclusive to Smart subscribers

by SMART Public Affairs | Oct 10, 2014
[10 October 2014] The Manila International Book Fair may be over, but did you know that you can still get the best deals on your sought-after books and favorite magazine issues using only your mobile phone?



The Manila International Book Fair may be over, but did you know that you can still get the best deals on your sought-after books and favorite magazine issues using only your mobile phone?

From now until November 9, 2014, users can get their hands on the digital editions of their favorite Summit Media magazines and books from Buqo for half the price! All you have to do is use your Smart, Talk 'N Text or Sun Cellular prepaid loads or postpaid accounts to purchase from Buqo so you can get the exclusive discount.

Buqo is the digital bookstore of Hand Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of Summit Media, where users can download books and magazines and read them on their iOS and Android phones and tablets. Buqo, through Summit Media, recently struck a deal to allow Smart and Sun Cellular subscribers to buy content from Buqo using only their prepaid loads, or charge the purchases to their postpaid accounts.

"Now, Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular subscribers can read a whole lot more for much, much less thanks to this promo from Smart and Buqo," said Mellissa Limcaoco, Innovations and Product Development Head at Smart. “Bookworms and magazine fanatics should take advantage of this deal to get their hands on their favorite books and magazines from Summit Media even without a credit card.”

Does your magazine play music? Do you want to listen to the two new singles before they hit the music bars? Then download the September issue of Esquire Magazine (for only P87.50) and turn to page 16 where you’ll notice two blinking dots. Tap the first dot to play  “Sabado”, one of the band’s new singles. Tap the second dot and enjoy “1995”, the second new single. You also get to follow editor in chief Erwin Romulo's journey with the iconic 90's OPM rock band all around London to find out about the group’s latest adventures.

Your favorite glossies

If you want to keep yourself strong and healthy, then let fit and fab celebrities Derek Ramsay and Maja Salvador teach you how in this month's issue of Men's Health and Women's Health (both at P60 each), respectively.

But if ogling at the latest and most advanced cars is your cup of tea, then go ahead and download the latest issue of Top Gear’s 10th Anniversary Issue (now just P60) this month, which features the fiery red BMW X4 on its September cover.

Other Summit Media titles include Candy, Entrepreneur, Yes! Magazine, Real Living, Yummy, Smart Parenting, and Preview, among others. Users can also download a host of books published by Summit that include "Stylized: Liz Uy's Ten Style Essentials" by celebrity stylist Liz Uy, "The Best of Chico, Delamar, and Gino's The Morning Rush Top 10" from RX 93.1's hit morning show, The Morning Rush, and pop fiction title "She's Dating The Gangster," among many others.

All current and past issues of Summit Media titles available on Buqo are part of the promotion.

Buqo is the localized version of Ookbee, the number one e-Bookstore app in Thailand, and was co-developed by Summit subsidiary Hand.Interactive, Inc.

The Buqo mobile app with SMART operator billing is currently available for Android devices. Users of iOS devices may visit Buqo.ph to purchase content using their load or postpaid accounts. Books and magazines downloaded through the app are readable both on smartphones and tablet devices. For more information, visit smart.com.ph/buqo.