Bookish Launches with High-Profile Exclusive Content and USA Today Collaboration
NEW YORK, NY (February 5, 2013) — Bookish (www.bookish.com) a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors, launches today, providing visitors with exclusive content and insider access to A-list writers. Notable launch stories include:
- A joint interview with legendary crime fiction writer Michael Connelly and prize-winning suspense author Michael Koryta, revealing that Connelly had begun a book centering on a school shooting prior to the tragedy in Sandy Hook. The article also features juicy tidbits about both Connelly and Koryta’s upcoming books: www.bookish.com/connelly
- The editors of The Onion offer humorous reviews of the latest bestsellers and classic books in an ongoing series that will kick off with the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” and landmark business tome “The Art of War”: www.bookish.com/onion-reviews
- Elizabeth Gilbert, renowned for her bestselling memoir “Eat, Pray, Love,” takes on Philip Roth’s vocal condemnation of the writing profession in an exclusive essay that also features her singular perspective on the benefits of living life as a writer: www.bookish.com/gilbert-roth
- With Harlan Coben’s latest psychological thriller “Six Years” debuting March 19, Bookish provides visitors with a first look at the book’s first chapter: www.bookish.com/coben-excerpt
With the backing of Hachette Book Group, Penguin and Simon & Schuster, as well as the participation of 16 other major publishers, including Random House, Inc., Scholastic, HarperCollins Publishers and Perseus Books Group, Bookish will provide readers with a wealth of original and exclusive content about books and writers, while also allowing users to conveniently browse, discover and purchase new reads without leaving the site.
Celebrated authors, personalities, and public figures will be at the center of interviews, articles, opinion pieces and more throughout the weeks following launch, including Po Bronson, Rhonda Byrne, Susannah Cahalan, Nelson DeMille, Lauren DeStefano, Lucy Hawking, Mary & Carol Higgins Clark, Ellen Hopkins, Jamaica Kincaid, Karen Kingsbury, Brad Meltzer, Susan Orlean, Rachael Ray, Jake Tapper, Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick and Teddy Wayne.