BookPage, America’s Book Review, partners with Walmart to create an all-new book publication distributed in Walmart stores.
Nashville, TN — March 2, 2011–BookPage, the monthly book review publication distributed in public libraries and bookstores nationwide, is partnering with Walmart to create an all-new book-focused publication to be distributed exclusively in Walmart stores.
The new Walmart edition of BookPage is a monthly publication that will be distributed free to customers in more than 2,000 U.S. Walmart stores. With a starting circulation of 500,000 copies per month, the publication will include author interviews, seasonal features, gift ideas, book reviews and book news. Walmart’s BookPage will cover a wide range of books that are sold in Walmart stores–fiction, nonfiction, children’s, young adult, cookbooks, self-help, bibles and more. BookPage staff will provide all editorial content.
"We are thrilled to be a part of a publication that will bring timely and informative coverage of books to a whole new audience," says Michael Zibart, president and publisher of BookPage. "We think our partnership with Walmart and our new publication will be a great opportunity for publishers and readers, and we are excited about this new venture."
The first issue of Walmart’s BookPage, a 16-page preview edition, will be available in stores on March 28, 2011. Going forward, it will be a full 32-page monthly book review publication.
BookPage is a national book review publication distributed to more than 400,000 readers each month through more than 3,000 subscribing public libraries and bookstores in 48 states. Founded in 1988 by book industry veteran Michael Zibart, BookPage is a general interest review with a focus on new releases. For more information on BookPage, visit bookpage.com.
Abby Plesser, Editor
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