Simon & Schuster has created a new website and daily email dedicated to book reviews called Off the Shelf.
The site will publish an original book review or essay about a book every day. Simon & Schuster employees will be writing reviews, as well as occasional guest writers. The site will feature books that were published at least one year earlier. They must also be currently available for purchase in some format. The site will feature books from any publisher in fiction, nonfiction for both adult and young readers. Readers can sign up to receive the daily review as an email.
“With Off the Shelf, we aim to bring attention to books that were bestsellers you might have read or wanted to, books that you may have missed in the often overwhelming number of titles that get published every year, or simply books that have touched us as readers, left an indelible mark on us, and become friends that we revisit often,” explained Carolyn Reidy, President and CEO of Simon & Schuster, in a statement.
The news comes as Simon & Schuster is expanding its online presence. Last month, the publisher introduced 250 Words a news site that will cover the book business books.