Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mediabistro Launches Book Reviews on Publishing Blog GalleyCat (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc.) announced the launch of GalleyCat Reviews, an online book review site featuring literary criticism by established and emerging writers. Relationships with other publications will enrich original editorial content.

GalleyCat Reviews ( will include a variety of daily book review content: 300-500 word original book reviews, excerpted book reviews from partners, and curated posts linking to the best book reviews on the web.

"GalleyCat Reviews fills a need in the publishing industry for timely, authoritative book reviews," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands. "As traditional review outlets disappear, online communities are becoming the place where readers go to find out about new books. Our special relationships with premium outlets will make GalleyCat Reviews a destination site for readers, writers, editors, and publishers."

The first publication to join GalleyCat Reviews is Foreign Affairs magazine, the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs, published by the non-profit, nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. The magazine features nonfiction book reviews, and GalleyCat Reviews will excerpt brief portions of these essays.

Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose stated, "Our regular capsule reviews and our longer specially commissioned review essays showcase the most interesting and important new releases in the field, giving readers an objective expert take on everything from history, biography, and trade non-fiction to a broad range of academic scholarship and policy wonkery."

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