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Online Book Magazines

Like print magazines, these sites have loads of information for readers: reviews, news, first chapters, opinions, author interviews, literary criticsm. The content of these sites changes frequently, so stop back often to see what's new.
  • New York Times: Books
    Catch up on the latest releases, the bestsellers and reviews back to 1996 (free). Read author interviews and authors writing on writing! Join discussions of books, authors and literary topics. First chapters offered for many titles.
    Reviews, feature articles, columnists, opinions, letters. Join the monthly book discussion group.
  • Mostly Fiction
    Wonderful site created by a book lover. Reviews of titles, new and old, fiction and non, genre and mainstream. Eclectic selection of titles. Includes author profiles, book excerpts, bibliographies and links to additional reviews, articles and author information.
  • Atlantic Online : Books & Critics
    Interviews, reviews and columnists. Content from the Atlantic Monthly magazine and Web only columns. Reviews are lengthy.

Publisher Online Magazines:

  • SimonSays
    Simon & Schuster's book news site. Include information on bestsellers, new releases and forthcoming books. Read book excerpts and listen to audio book excerpts. Browse by book categories or author name.Other features include: book discussions and upcoming author appearances.
  • Hachette Book Group USA
    Information about fiction and non-fiction books from Warner Books, Mysterious Press, Little, Brown and Company, Back Bay and Bulfinch Press.Online discussions, first chapters, forthcoming titles, links to author web sites and reading group guides.
  • BoldType
    Random House online literary magazine. Each monthly issue covers 6-10 titles. Includes book excerpts, author interviews, author essays. Issues go back to 1997.
  • Penguin Putnam
    Reading guides, author events, new titles, author information.


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Booktalk: Updated: May 5, 2008