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New website ‘Literary Hub’ to aggregate bookish content

In the US, publisher Grove Atlantic and publication Electric Literature have partnered to create Literary Hub, a website styled as ‘a Huffington Post for the literary world’ that will aggregate bookish content, reports the Wall Street Journal. Content will be supplied to the website by nearly 70 literary magazines, booksellers and publishers, including New Directions, Scribner, Knopf, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The site will also commission original content, including dispatches from cities across the US, bookstore profiles and a weekly review of books. It will also offer a new book excerpt each day and a daily roundup of literary news. Grove Atlantic president and publisher Morgan Entrekin said, ‘there’s a gigantic amount of literary content being produced each day but unless you have 10 people looking for it, you won’t find it. We’re going to hopefully bring it to you.’ The project is funded by Grove Atlantic, and has two full-time and two part-time staff. The site goes live at lithub.com on 8 April.

 

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