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Book review aggregator
LaunchedJuly 2012[1] was a book "discoverability" website, structured as a book review aggregator​.​[2] It was founded in San Francisco by Rahul Simha, Vish Chapalamadugu and Mohit Aggarwal​[2] in July 2012.[1] The site is inspired by the film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes​,​[3] whose co-founder Patrick Lee was an early investor in the venture​.​[2]
Similarly to the Rotten Tomatoes system, assigns two percentage scores to each title: one is based on professional reviews from reputable publications (including, among many others, The New Yorker, The Guardian​, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books, The Independent​, The Millions, The Sydney Morning Herald, etc.) as well as from writers who were vetted by the website and allowed to submit reviews; the other score is obtained from consumer user ratings.[2] Thus far, the site scores new releases from the big six publishers (​Hachette​, HarperCollins​, Macmillan​, Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster​), but in the future, it plans to include also the smaller publishers and classics​.​[3] Revenue is generated from paid partnerships​, of which the first one was the Sony Reader store partnership; the site also licenses its data, and, in the future, plans to offer marketing deals for individual authors or groups of books.[2]
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Notes and references​[​edit​]
^ a b "To read or not to read: and the guidance of frowning clouds". Crikey. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
^ a b c d e "Sony Partners with, Book Discoverability Site". Publishers Weekly. April 19, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
^ a b "iDreamBooks Review Site: Rotten Tomatoes For Books?". The Huffington Post. July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
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