A new online book retail site, Bookish.com, launched Monday, February 5th.
The site was founded by Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster not only to offer a place to buy books, but as a place to engage with other readers and authors, and to help you find books you’ll enjoy reading. But don’t worry the offerings aren’t limited to the 3 founding publishers, 16 other major publishers are participating as well.
It’s supposed to be a one-stop shop and will offer exclusive content such as author interviews and reviews, including a couple comedic reviews by ‘The Onion‘.
Each title has a page which includes a description, ratings/reviews, a list of related books, favorite quotes, related videos and sample chapters.
Users will have the ability to create a virtual shelf of favorite books and a wish list. They’ll have the ability to rate books and get recommendations based on past books they’ve enjoyed.
Here is the full press release with more information on what the site is all about.
Go to the site, play around, and let me know what you think.
It’s a nice looking site with some good features, but I wonder if it will change the way people purchase and share books. What do you think? Will you find this useful?