Friday, June 19, 2009

Pulse It

Just heard that Simon & Schuster hopes to attract more teens to its books through the creation of a new Pulse It social networking site ( It's aimed at 14- to 18-year-olds and lets you do things you can do on sites like Facebook — like create personal profiles and befriend other members — as well as read and react to their titles. Each month you can read one of two S&S titles online for free - you'll have 60 days to finish the book. Message boards will let readers discuss the book and rank it. It will also have an author section where you can interact with your favorite writers.

The site grew out of the Pulse It advisory board of 3,000 teens who received free books in exchange for their feedback. Pulse It had a soft launch June 8 and currently has about 3,100 members.

Is this something you would join? Have you checked it out?

No comments: