Publishers Partner for Bookish Website
Posted on May 9, 2011Three large publishers - Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group USA and Simon & Schuster - have partnered for a new site launching this summer called Bookish. Bookish is a reading destination designed to connect people connect with their favorite authors and books. The publishers say the site was designed to answer the question, "What should I read next?"
The site will include content from the AOL Huffington Post Media Group. The publishers say Bookish will remain editorially independent and will cover multiple genres.
Paulo Lemgruber is CEO of Bookish. Previously, Lemgruber developed and ran digital businesses for Comcast and Reed Elsevier. Charlie Rogers, former as Editor-in-Chief, Digital Media at NBC Universal, will be the Editor-in-Chief of Bookish.
Lemgruber says, "We've assembled an incredibly entrepreneurial and dynamic team at Bookish that embraces the most cutting-edge trends in publishing and technology. With our team's startup expertise and credentials, as well as our ability to leverage the knowledge of publishers, retailers and authors, Bookish is innately positioned to fuel people's passion for books."