Random House LLC Launches Curated Magazines on Flipboard
The World of Ice and Fire magazine on Flipboard provides a centralized hub that explores all things related to George R.R. Martin. "George R.R. Martin has such a passionate fan base, an official Flipboard magazine is the perfect venue for fans to stay current on news as well as sample excerpts of GRRM's work that they might not yet be familiar with," said Scott Shannon, publisher of digital content at Random House. The magazine is curated by Westeros.org, known and respected experts on George R.R. Martin's works, blessed by the author and Random House. Magazine readers can expect to learn more about the Song of Ice and Fire series, which began with A Game of Thrones, as well as the author's other projects in fiction, comics, gaming, and collectibles.
"We are always looking for innovative ways to connect with readers around the topics that matter to them," says Amanda Close, senior vice president, digital marketplace development at Random House. "Flipboard provides a powerful platform for authors to create absorbing experiences for readers with their magazines. We are excited toreach a new audience on Flipboard and facilitate deeper discussion about books across social media."
Random House also publishes the Colophon, a Flipboard magazine covering publishing industry news, syndicates blogs such as the travel site Fodors.com and Word and Film, which examines the intersection of books, movies and television, and plans to create additional content for the platform.
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