The WSJ reports that a group of publishers are (finally!) getting together and creating a website for readers. The site, scheduled to go live on April 8, 2015 is called Literary Hub. It will focus on literary fiction and nonfiction, and it will present personal and critical essays, interviews and book excerpts contributed by 70 partners ranging from small press New Directions to heavyweights such as Scribner, Knopf and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Literary magazines such as the Paris Review will also contribute. The site at www.lithub.com will commission original content.
Literary Hub partners said that by funneling readers to one central place, they hope that each would be able to reach a broader audience. Duh!
Another way to fight Amazon, I guess, finally since we have no bookstores or newspapers writing reviews of what we publish.
Well, it is about time.
COMING APRIL 8, 2015
There is more great literary content out there than ever-but it is scattered across the Web. Literary Hub brings it together in one place, a go-to daily source for all the news, ideas, and richness of contemporary literary life. With the help of its partners-a cross-section of the best in contemporary literary publishing-Literary Hub will feature original and curated content about books and the people who write them, read them, love them.
City Lights · Knopf/Vintage · Book People · Publishing Genius · PANK · Argos Books · A Public Space ·Little, Brown and Company · BookCourt · FSG · Slice Magazine · Story Magazine · Parnassus Books ·BOMB · Ecco · O/R Books · Post Road · Algonquin · Scribner · Tattered Cover · W. W. Norton ·Politics and Prose · New Directions · Penguin Press · FENCE · Brazos Books · Conjunctions · Malvern Books · AGNI · Bloomsbury · Green Apple Books · Ugly Duckling Presse · Harvard Bookstore · Penguin Books · Skylight · Square Books · PEN · Riverhead · Newtonville Books · The Paris Review · The Strand ·Akashic · Melville House · Archipelago · Book Passage · n+1 · Soho Press · McSweeney’s · Powell’s ·House of Anansi · The Last Bookstore · Graywolf · Books Inc · Tin House · Seven Stories · Community Bookstore · Poetry Magazine · Europa Editions · Coach House Books · Catapult · Unnamed Press ·