Book Country Updated with New Genre Categories & Bookstore


By Jason Boog Comment

Penguin has revamped its Book Country site with a host of new features. The community writing site launched in 2011, and now counts more than 8,300 active members workshopping writing with other writers.

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Penguin has relaunched its online writing community Book Country adding a digital book store where writers can sell the books they have published with Book Country’s self-publishing tools, among other new feature updates. Aside from the new bookstore, the latest update includes a feature that lets members direct message each other. Book Country has also updated its genre mapping tool, a way for writers to locate themselves on the genre spectrum. The genre map now has more than  60 categories, including nonfiction and young adult (YA).