Three publishers have joined forces and launched a new bookish website this week appropriately entitled,  Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Group (USA), hope by grouping together they can become stronger, increase their web presence and give readers another outlet to discover new authors and explore the world of

I registered myself today and have taken a stroll around the site. It includes interviews, recommendations, and a chance to sample and buy print and e-books from a variety of vendors. It’s a pretty nice site and if you get a chance take a look at it. They are partnering with USA TODAY, where Bookish content will be displayed on the newspaper’s web page.

I hope they succeed, because the more book content out on the web the better for us the readers! Here’s a bit about the site from CEO Ardy Khazaei,

“Bookish was created to serve as a champion of books, writers and, most importantly, readers,” Bookish CEO Ardy Khazaei said in a statement. “Ultimately, we seek to expand the overall marketplace for books, and whether a book gets into a reader’s hands via Bookish’s e-commerce partner or another retailer, everyone – from the publisher, to the retailer, the author and the reader – wins.”


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