New digital publishing blog/community launching soon

I got an early copy of a press release today from Jeff Rivera. He's in the process of starting a new commentary site that he describes as a cross between Publishers Weekly and The Huffington Post . The site is called The Gatekeeper's Post, and it's due to launch next week. It's not live yet, obviously. There's a beta site up and running now but I'm not going to share the link. It's still under construction. Jeff has an impressive editorial advisory board lined up to support the new site.  This is a partial list, but having looked over the full list I really think Jeff could pull of a PW+HP site.

  • print and online magazine editor Neal Boulton
  • TechSavvy high-tech consulting CEO Scott Steinberg
  • Planned TV Arts’ Rick Frishman
  • Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives Ed Nawotka
  • Smashwords’ Mark Coker
  • publisher and veteran literary agent Richard Curtis
  • former Writers Digest Books Editor-at-Large Jane Friedman
  • Authorpreneur Joe Konrath
  • Hachette’s Director of Multicultural Publicity Linda Duggins

You know, at first I was a little dismayed at the thought of another competitor in this little niche that is ebooks. But then I really started looking at the names and I realized their viewpoint was inside the digital publishing industry, looking out.  I'm on the outside, looking in.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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