Monday, May 16, 2011

NYT on Upcoming

A new website on the horizon,, apparently intends to provide information for all things literary.

David Shanks, the chief executive of Penguin, said of, a new publishing house cooperative venture,
“With the purpose of answering the question for the consumer, ‘Which book should I read next?"
Expectations are that the site will become to readers what is to music lovers seeking reviews and information.

In search of a solution to changes in marketing from physical buildings to Internet options, three major publishers, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group USA and Hachette Book Group, are creating the new venture called, expected to debut late this summer.
According to an article written by Julie Bosmanin and published in the New York Times,,
"The site intends to provide information for all things literary: suggestions on what books to buy, reviews of books, excerpts from books and news about authors. Visitors will also be able to buy books directly from the site or from other retailers and write recommendations and reviews for other readers."