Thought Catalog Launches Digital Books Division, First Four Titles Released Today via Partnership With Vook
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thought Catalog, an online culture magazine, announced today it will venture into the ePublishing industry and start a digital books division. The announcement comes with the release of four original eBooks written by Thought Catalog staff and contributors—Cover Story by Liz Colville; Going Down South by Dan Hoffman; Take Out Your Earrings Before You Fight by Chelsea Fagan; and How To Be A 20-Something, a collection of some of the most popular articles published on ThoughtCatalog.com, edited by Stephanie Georgopulos and Brandon Scott Gorrell.
The first four titles are provocative, relatable works of nonfiction and fiction that entertain and inform. In Cover Story, New York City-based writer Liz Colville weaves together stories of love, lust and identity, featuring 14 distinct narratives. Going Down South is a darkly humorous "novelette" about a nihilistic young Brooklynite who somehow finds himself in the American south trying to seduce a young, religious woman. Its writer, Dan Hoffman, was dubbed by Thought Catalog readers as a hybrid of Larry David and Tucker Max.
Take Out Your Earrings Before You Fight is Chelsea Fagan's sardonic take on what you learn—and don't—in the American public school system. Fagan is a staff writer at ThoughtCatalog.com. How To Be A 20-Something is a compilation of 19 hilarious, sad and honest personal essays, written by and for 20-somethings. Thought Catalog Senior Staff Editors Stephanie Georgopulos and Brandon Scott Gorrell compile work from writers including, Giancarlo DiTrapano, Ryan O'Connell and Brad Pike.
Thought Catalog founder Chris Lavergne said, "We want to experiment with longform writing and tablet extensions. We receive emails every day asking for books, so the demand is there. We don't really know where it will lead; we just think it will be an interesting venture for us from both a literary and business standpoint."
Thought Catalog's Digital Books Division plans to release new titles bi-weekly. A digital bookstore will launch this week at ThoughtCatalog.com/eBooks. Thought Catalog will have an open policy regarding submissions. The eBooks were produced in partnership with ePublisher Vook and will be available through all major eBook retailers.
About Thought Catalog
Thought Catalog is a website dedicated to fun, smart and creative writing. Founded in 2010, Thought Catalog is owned and operated by The Thought & Expression LLC, an experimental media group based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.