Buqo - The Premier Filipino Digital Bookstore

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.

Currently, there's Zinio, Kindle and Kobo to read those well loved books and magazines. Why not try Buqo..

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. The other cool thing with buqo is that you can access your entire library on all your devices—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 on a long bus ride to the province.  Anywhere you are, you can count on buqo to keep you company.

No Credit Card?  No Problem.

Some of us don’t have a credit card to use for online purchases. How then can you buy books and magazines on buqo?  Simple. Buqo offers alternative modes of payment for android users, namely online banking and over the counter payment options. These will allow you to pay for online purchases using your online banking accounts or even paying over the counter at the nearest bank branch accessible to you. It includes a wide network of the country’s most trusted banks so finding a branch to pay at is always easy.

Purchase publications on www.buqo.ph too!

Buqo.ph is now up and running, too. Everything you buy on the buqo web store will be delivered to your buqo account and will be ready for downloading and reading on your mobile device. Here, both iOS and android users can enjoy alternative payment options together with the staple credit card when purchasing online. Plus, you also get to purchase publications in Philippine peso prices.

The best part of shopping on buqo.ph is that you get access to web exclusive items such as Playboy Philippines and Red Magazine among others, giving you more options to choose from.

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 (but you may want to keep it down) while reading Chico, Delamar and Gino’s Top 10 Book, Manix Abrera’s hilarious Kiko Machine Komiks or Pol Medina’s Pugad Baboy Series. Or you could also follow the “resurgence” of Pinoy comics with well-crafted titles from MythSpace, Pinoy Old School Comics (the reincarnation of the 90’s cult favorite Funny Comics) and the highly acclaimed Trese Comics.

How about books for becoming a better you? Get that much needed boost from buqo’s How-to/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, Liz Uy’s StyLIZed, 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 Voicesuch as Bo Sanchez’s 8 Habits of a Happy Millionaire. Oh, and don’t think we forgot the kids. We have a wide array of children’s books from Lampara & Adarna. The kid’s will surely love them.

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 tagalong 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 HWM 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.

That’s not all

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 limited-time-only promos. Best of all, you get to participate in exclusive buqo special offers.

Loads of Free Stuff

Get started on the buqo experience right away. We are giving away free magazines when you download buqo now! Get buqo now and be on your way to reading your favorite Pinoy books on the go. Available on the AppStore for Apple users and Google Play Store for Android users. For more on buqo, log on to www.buqo.ph .

Hold it! For you to enjoy using this cool app, we're raffling off 5 three-month subscription of any Summit Media magazine. All you need to do is accomplish the mechanics below.. Contest will run from today, May 1st until May 15, 2014. Winners will be announced on the 17th.

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