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Weekly News Digest

February 7, 2013 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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New Website for Readers LaunchesóBookish

Bookish, a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors, has launched, providing visitors with exclusive content and insider access to A-list writers. With the backing of Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and Simon & Schuster, as well as the participation of 16 other major publishers, including Random House, Inc., Scholastic, HarperCollins Publishers, and Perseus Books Group, Bookish will provide readers with a wealth of original and exclusive content about books and writers, while also allowing users to conveniently browse, discover, and purchase new reads without leaving the site.

The Bookish editorial team, made up of seasoned journalists, book editors, and industry professionals, will update the site daily with features that give a fresh and compelling perspective on books and authors. With copious original book coverage about authors and inside information on upcoming books each week, the site lets visitors engage with great reads and writers across 18 popular categories in sections devoted to subjects ranging from Fiction & Literature and Young Adult to Biographies & Memoirs and Cookbooks, Food & Wine.

Visitors to Bookish looking to find their next book will also benefit from the site’s state-of-the-art recommendation tool. After simply inputting up to four books from a specific category, Bookish will quickly generate recommendations from a proprietary algorithm that factors in editorial themes, professional and consumer reviews, publishing house editor insights, awards and more.

Bookish also gives users the option of buying both physical books and ebooks through a seamless process on the site (powered by its ecommerce partner Baker & Taylor), or to easily click through to a retailer of the user’s choice, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound, to purchase their next read. In addition to ecommerce, Bookish will also derive revenue through digital advertising sales.

Source: Bookish

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