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Book Publishers, AOL To Launch New Book Recommendation Site

Three big publishers and AOL are set to launch Bookish, a “new digital platform for readers.” Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and CBS’ Simon & Schuster are backing the new site, which is supposed to launch this summer; AOL will promote the property and handle ad sales. A press release describes Bookish as “a place for readers to find great content about books and authors from a variety of publishers.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald