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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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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google