Salesforce’s newest app, the Knowledge Economy, lets you sell books by making money from your research and analysis.
The app also gives users an insight into the market for books by selling them to other users.
The platform launched on Monday.
The app, launched as a free trial, lets users research books they might want to buy for $3 or $5 per copy, with the potential for more to come, according to the app’s developer, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
Users can create and publish their own books and get paid based on sales.
The goal is to create a market for people who want to read and learn, Beniof said in a statement.
The Knowledge Economy app also lets users make money from research and analytics.
The company is working on a book-selling platform for the next generation, Benoff said.
Benioff did not say when the app will go live, but the company has made several other launches in the past few months, including a podcast app, a digital publishing service and a travel app.
The Knowledge Economy comes after Salesforce announced plans to build an app that allows people to earn money by making and selling books.
The apps are a first step in Salesforce building a larger, more extensive business, Benoit said.
Salesforce, which is owned by eBay, announced in May that it had acquired startup The Bookworm for $750 million in cash and stock.
Benoit has been in charge of Salesforce since 2015.