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New Literature Blog for the “Cutting Edge” Consumer

I read over at GalleyCat that a new book review blog is starting up called It’s a very easy to look at blog that is well organized with the rankings easily identified on the left hand side with sparkling stars. The blog has some experienced individuals at its helm. The creators include Doug Perkul, former Associate Publisher at SPIN Magazine; Stephen Blackwell, the current Editor-In-Chief of Death + Taxes Music Magazine,; Stefan Nadelman, Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, RES Fest Winner; and Scott Wamsley, Editor of “The Skinny”. According to the press release, “The site will not focus on bestsellers such as those reviews found at The New York Times, but rather reviews of books that will be read and talked about by cutting-edge consumers.”

I don’t have any idea who the cutting edge consumer is.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Kristen
    Aug 11, 2008 @ 20:56:49

    Cutting edge? Hmm. Perhaps they mean Emo. I know, that was bad.

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried
    Aug 11, 2008 @ 21:10:42

    I don’t know who they’re targeting, either. It sure isn’t me; I looked over their page and not a single book appealed.

    I like it better over here.

  3. Graham Storrs
    Aug 12, 2008 @ 01:53:58

    I’m obviously not cutting edge it seems but then, judging by what I’ve just read on their site, these guys aren’t the sharpest tools in the box either. Their review of an interview with Gore Vidal seems to have been written by a ten-year-old with learning difficulties.

  4. NKKingston
    Aug 12, 2008 @ 02:46:09

    Maybe it’s the consumer who buys first editions of books old enough (and unread enough) that they need their pages slitting open?

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