Three publishers have joined forces and launched a new bookish website this week appropriately entitled, Bookish.com. 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 books.
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.”
- Bookish, New Web Site, Provides Information on Books and Authors (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Bookish, the Publishing Industry’s Great Digital Hope, Has Finally Launched (betabeat.com)