Six Stellar Publishing Company Blogs

By Jason Boog 

j0431611.gifA few months ago, publisher HarperStudio asked the literary blogosphere: “Why do we ‘need’ a website?” GalleyCat appreciated the question, and picked a few publishing sites that illustrate how other stellar publishers use their websites effectively.

On their blog, Beacon Press runs timely short essays by the publisher’s authors. We appreciate how this extra content supplements, rather than reproduces, the company’s titles.

The NY Review of Books Classics blog does an excellent job of interacting with book clubs and popular culture.

The Melville House Books blog has become a great resource for publishing news, and the site has also launched a book-in-progress.

Penguin Blog has a large collection of multimedia extras, and makes great use of authors as a rotating crew of bloggers.

For science fiction and fantasy fans, Random House’s Suvudu has grown into a fan-focused website with a fairly active comments section–a rare sense of community for a publisher blog.

Finally, Open Letter Press’s Three Percent blog has grown into a valuable source of translation publishing news, championing translated literature with contests and essays while promoting their titles at the same time.

Keep reading for a long list of publisher blogs. If you have a favorite publisher blog that’s not on the list, add it in the comments section…

Here’s GalleyCat’s list of publishers with blogs, adapted from The Book Publicity Blog’s list.

26th Story
33 1/3
Abbeville Manual of Style
Beacon Broadside
Columbia University Press
Best Words in Their Best Order
Chronicle Books
Countryman Press Blog
David R. Godine
Melville House Books blog
Different Stripe
Duke University Press
Gibbs Smith Books Blog
Good Books in Bad Times
Harvard University Press Publicity
Hesperus Press
Illinois Press Book Blog
Newmarket Press Blog
Norton_Fiction on Twitter
OUP Blog
Orbit Books
Olive Blog
Penguin Blog
Random House Library Services
Sarabande Books
Seal Press
Soft Skull News
Springboard Press
TOR Books
Tarcher Blog
Two Dollar Radio Press
Three Percent – Open Letter
Winged Elephant
Yale Press Log