Mike Shatzkin over on Idea Logical reflects on the latest developments from online retailers and how the big six (sorry, three) have reacted.
So both of the giant retailers [Amazon and Barnes & Noble] are looking more and more like publishers.
But it turns out the publishers were cooking something up too. On Friday, we learned about a new business called Bookish, which will be the “new digital destination for readers.” In its announcement release, Bookish promises to use content and software tools to promote discussion and discovery around books and to answer the reader’s question: “what book should I read next?
- Book Recommendation Site Bookish to Launch this Summer (webpronews.com)
- Could Social Reading Site ‘Bookish’ Become ‘IMDB For Books’? (techland.time.com)
- Reader Social Media Platform Bookish to Launch with Backing from Hachette, Penguin and Simon and Schuster (mickrooney.blogspot.com)
- Mike Shatzkin in Montreal: Libraries don’t make sense anymore (theglobeandmail.com)
- Mike Shatzkin predicts publishing nine months from now (teleread.com)
- Bookish – the New Digital Destination for Readers – to Launch Summer… – NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – (breiwilson.com)
- Coming Soon: Bookish: A New Book Recommendation Service Backed by Hachette, Penguin (USA), and Simon & Schuster ” INFOdocket (infodocket.com)