Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Publishers Launch BOOKISH for Book Lovers
Bookish is a new book site that launched last night. The aim of Bookish is to help readers discover and connect with books and authors.
This is a FREE site that is financed by three of the largest book publishers...Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster.
In addition to book recommendations and author profiles, the site offers original essays, interviews and book excerpts.
The Bookish mission statement is "to engage more readers with more books, more authors and with one another".
Bookish will sell both print and ebooks on it's site, but allows customers to buy from other sources including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.
Bookish is a brand new site with a great deal of potential. I am really excited about all the features that are offered here. This is much more than a book selling business or book review site. I am especially interested in the opportunity to stay informed on all the latest "book news" in the different subjects that I am interested in.
If you like children's books, Bookish provides top stories from the Bookish editors about children's literature. These articles include information on the newest and best books in the world of kid's lit. It also provides interesting interviews with children's book authors and illustrators. At the bottom of the page is a section called "Related News". Links for recent news articles about children's books are provided with short summaries.
I think this site is a real WINNER!
Go take a look at BOOKISH and let me know what you think in the Comments Section below.