Media Source Debuts Aggregated Reviews Site
The company behind review publications like Library Journal, School Library Journal and Horn Book, is launching a subscription-based site, BookVerdict.com, that aggregates over 300,000 reviews from its publications. The site is aimed at book-buying librarians, though anyone can subscribe. It includes over 20 years of reviews, including starred reviews, “best” lists and Junior Library Guild selections. It is free to browse, but you have to pay to get access to the full text of the reviews and other features. Subscriptions start at $60 per year for a basic subscription to Book Verdict Pro Library Journal or School Library Journal and go up to $99 per year for Book Verdict Pro Plus, which includes all reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, Horn Book and Junior Library Guild.