Launched on 27th April, Lounge Books is a website for book lovers, aiming to put more books into more hands. With people-powered recommendations, ideas for gifts and selections of the best ebook deals, Lounge Books is sure to fulfil its aims.
Devised by Sam Missingham as she says goodbye to her role at HarperCollins as digital project manager, the website will be curated and run on a tight budget but with a fantastic community of bloggers and an amazing advisory board of authors including Nikesh Shukla, Matt Haig, Nick Harkaway and Jill Mansell, as well as trade figures including agent Julia Kingsford, co-founder of Kingsford Campbell, publishing director at Templar Publishing Lisa Edwards, Profile publisher James Spackman and our very own Byte the Book founder Justine Solomons.
Covering a wide range of genres from romance to science fiction and YA, the site also offers literary gifts and a tab for ‘book porn’, which simply means books that have that wow factor – amazing designs, illustrations or a tactile feel. If you haven’t signed up for the weekly newsletter, I would seriously recommend it. I managed to buy and read The Essex Serpent from Amazon for a mere £2.99 this bank holiday based on a Lounge Books recommendation.
Congratulations Sam, we wish you all the best!
Missingham is contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org. Its Twitter handle is @Lounge_Books.