Literary Hub

Literary Hub is a daily literary website that launched in 2015[1] by Grove Atlantic president and publisher Morgan Entrekin, American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame editor Terry McDonell, and Electric Literature founder Andy Hunter.

Literary Hub
Type of site
culture, interviews, literature
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersNew York City,
United States
OwnerGrove Atlantic
Created byMorgan Entrekin, Terry McDonell
EditorJonny Diamond
Key peopleAndy Hunter
Websitewww.lithub.com
Launched2015

Focused on literary fiction and nonfiction, Literary Hub publishes personal and critical essays, interviews, and book excerpts from over 100 partners,[2] including independent presses (New Directions Publishing, Graywolf Press), large publishers (Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf), bookstores (Book People, Politics and Prose), non-profits (PEN America), and literary magazines (The Paris Review, n+1). The mission of Literary Hub is to be the "site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books."[2] The website has been featured in The Washington Post,[3] The Guardian,[4] and Poets & Writers.[5]

In 2019, Literary Hub launched their new blog, The Hub, alongside LitHub Radio, a "network of bookish podcasts featuring some established favorites of the genre along with a new show or two".[6] They also maintain a website for crime, mystery and thriller literature called CrimeReads[7].

On October 22nd, 2019, Lit Hub announced a partnership with The Podglomerate, launching Storybound, a new podcast created and hosted by Jude Brewer, exploring "everything from family life to friendship, relationships to histories, and how everything in life can be impacted by the power of a good story."[8]

Book Marks

Book Marks
Type of site
Books review aggregator
Founder(s)Literary Hub
Websitebookmarks.reviews
Alexa rank 155,066 (July 26, 2019)[9]
CommercialYes
Launched2016 (2016)

Book Marks is an American review-aggregation website for books. It was launched by Literary Hub in June 2016.[10][11][12] The service aggregates reviews from approximately 70 sources, including newspapers, magazines, and websites, and averages them into a score:[10][13] "rave", "positive", "mixed", or "pan".

References

  1. Jennifer Maloney (February 5, 2015). "Literary Hub is a New Home for Book Lovers". WSJ. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  2. "About Literary Hub". Literary Hub. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  3. Ron Charles (March 17, 2015). "Literary Hub wants to bring together everything literary on the Internet". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  4. Marta Bausells (April 8, 2015). "Literary Hub aims to be 'go-to website for literary culture'". The Guardian. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  5. Jonathan Vatner (May–June 2015). "A New Hub for Literary Culture". Poets & Writers. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  6. Jonny Diamond (April 30, 2015). "Hi. We've redesigned Lit Hub, launched a blog, and added a podcast network". Literary Hub. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  7. "CrimeReads". CrimeReads. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  8. "Introducing the Storybound Podcast". October 22, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. "bookmarks.reviews Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  10. "Introducing Book Marks, Lit Hub's 'Rotten Tomatoes' for Books". Literary Hub. June 7, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  11. Mullins, Carrie V. (June 7, 2016). "Lit Hub Launches Book Marks, a 'Rotten Tomatoes for Books'". Electric Literature. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  12. AFP Relax News (June 9, 2016). "Literary Hub launches Book Marks: a 'Rotten Tomatoes' site for books". Yahoo!. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  13. Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (June 7, 2016). "LitHub Launches Book Marks, a Rotten Tomatoes for Books". Observer. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
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