Scholastic Preps Social Reading Platform for Kids

In Children's, Frankfurt 2011 by Guest Contributor

By Roberta Campassi, PublishNews

Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, is working to launch an electronic platform for children comment and share information on books they are reading, said Deborah Forte, the executive VP and president of Scholastic Media, during the “Children’s Publishing Goes Global” Publishers Launch conference yesterday. Forte was prompted into the admission after Kelly Gallagher, publishing services VP for Bowker, noted that there are not yet any platforms, such as LibraryThing aimed at children. Forte said she couldn’t give further details of the project as it has not yet been officially announced.

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