Publishers Lunch Opens Bookateria Online Store, Showcasing Books Making News
[Press Release] December 19, 2012] The leading book publishing industry newsletter Publishers Lunch and its companion web site PublishersMarketplace.com have launched a new online discovery store for books, “Publishers Lunch Bookateria” (bookateria.publishersmarketplace.com). It features listings for over 2 million in-print books from all publishers, for sale through a diverse group of major physical and online retailers (Indiebound, iBookstore, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon).
Bookateria focuses on the book publishing professionals, authors, influencers and avid readers who already follow Publishers Lunch and PublishersMarketplace.com so closely, but is open to all readers, offering an “insider’s view” into books of interest and authors on the rise.
"We know from our readers that every new deal report and daily news item triggers purchase impulses among our audience, who are avid book consumers” PublishersMarketplace.com and Publishers Lunch founder Michael Cader said. “So we've long been looking for a solution that lets us connect the news and our proprietary data directly to a store environment to drive book sales, while supporting the entire bookselling environment, without favoring any one party or competing directly with booksellers who provide such a valuable service.”
Bookateria features include “Books in the News” front and center every day, along with regular highlighting of books newly published, newly announced, and authors newly signed. “Industry Lists” gather “buzz books” and “best of 2012” selections from all over, alongside Publishers Lunch’s own aggregated lists, for the most comprehensive “best of the best” presentation anywhere. By drawing on the entire industry, Bookateria’s “Bookseller Picks” present customers with inclusive recommendations from a variety of booksellers--Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Costco, and the American Bookseller Association’s Indie Bound program--all in one place. Bookateria’s rich catalog also gives agents, authors, and others in the trade an easy place to link to in order to promote discovery and sale of their own books.