August 15, 2018

Coming Soon: Bookish: A New Book Recommendation Service Backed by Hachette, Penguin (USA), and Simon & Schuster

From an Announcement:

Bookish (www.bookish.com), a new digital platform for readers, is set to launch this summer it was announced today. Backed by Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA), and Simon & Schuster, Bookish has been designed to provide readers — from the most casual to the most dedicated — with a personalized experience connecting them with their favorite authors and books through original editorial features, unique tools and more.

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Editorially independent, Bookish will be a place for readers to find great content about books and authors from a variety of publishers. Bookish will highlight a wide range of genres and allow readers to find their next book as well as recommend books to each other.

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Designed to answer the question “What should I read next?” as well as to deepen the reading experience around books, authors and genres, Bookish will feature exclusive content covering a wide selection of titles and formats.  [Our emphasis] It will also offer readers the convenience of purchasing print and digital books directly or through other retailers.  Bookish is dedicated to working closely with book retailers, and in the coming weeks will reach out to explore ways to complement the retailers’ efforts and enhance all reader experiences.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Bookish Web Site (Register for an Email Alert to Learn What Service is About to Launch)

See Also: Bookish Reading Group Has Been Part of Starbucks Digital Network Since October 2010 (via Paid Content )

See Also: Bookish Reading Group Web Site

Hat Tip and Thanks: Peter Kafka, Digital Daily

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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