We’re excited to kick-off 2014 with a bang! Today, Bookish was acquired by Zola Books–another NYC-based start-up that’s all about celebrating books, authors and readers!
Since we launched Bookish last February, we’ve been relentless about connecting readers to new books, authors and genres. Our unique editorial coverage has featured hundreds of author exclusives, cover reveals, reading lists and bookish pop culture stories. Similarly, our state-of-the-art recommendation technology has made it easier than ever for readers to find their next read; it’s a tool so smart it does not rely on the purchase or social data that powers other book sites’ recommendations.
Now, with Zola Books, we can reach even more readers. In addition to promoting book discovery, Zola Books is focused on transforming the ebook marketplace. With the Zola Books app, readers can browse, shop, connect, share and discuss their latest reads. Zola Books is also home to a series of exclusive ebook titles you can’t get anywhere else, like Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, Daniel Wallace’s Big Fish and Joan Didion’s The White Album.
So, what does this mean for you?
A better Bookish. We will continue to provide the great recommendations and articles you have come to expect from us, but we encourage you not to stop there. Visit the Zola Books site and give their app a try – you can download many free editions of classics (Jane Eyre, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and more) or purchase great ebook titles from leading publishers.
Thank you for all of your support in 2013. We built Bookish for you.