New Site Promises Fresh Look at Graphic Novels
GraphicNovelReporter.com is coming later this month and intends to be “a fresh, in-depth look at these books and their creators. It’s a website designed for those who love the many genres within the format — and those who are curious as to what the excitement of these titles is all about.”
John Hogan, former editor of Pages magazine, will head up this new initiative, a part of The Book Report Network. His efforts will be cross-platformed as appropriate material is scheduled to be posted simultaneously on Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com.
According to a press release, “The website will include reviews and interviews as well as news, opinions, blogs, bestseller and ‘Best Of’ lists, and Books Into Movies and Books Into Movies on DVD features, all written with the voice and tone that have become the signature of The Book Report Network and its flagship website, Bookreporter.com.”
"We have been following the phenomenal growth in this market for the past year and are excited and energized by the opportunity to showcase these titles and creators to our readers," Carol Fitzgerald, President of The Book Report Network said in the release. "We have been impressed by the market’s double digit growth — and the commitment from librarians and educators who are embracing graphic novels in record numbers, as well as interest from booksellers. The site will deliver content that attracts and engages those already devoted to the format as well as those who are new to this exciting medium."