Thanks to a recent $25,000 Amazon grant that helped pay the editors and writers of the Los Angeles Review of Books, the company intends on revamping its website. They really need a new design because their existing one is hurting.
The Los Angeles Review of Books is a solid book review website that normally does one review every single day. They don’t focus on any particular genre or publishing company and the book reviews are not long winded. They hope to become a non-profit organization one day and have a pipeline setup for tax deductible donations, which is where Amazon came in.
“The new site will feature a multimedia format, with all the technology of the web in play,” says Tom Lutz. Tom Lutz is the current editor of the website and the author of Doing Nothing, American Nervousness, 1903, Cosmopolitan Vistas, Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears, and other books. “The new website was designed by Taj Tedrow of Tedperez.com, LARB’s new site will include video, enhanced audio, drop-down menus, and 15 places from which to navigate on the home page. “It will be more of a magazine format than before,” Lutz says. The site will include new feature articles, recommendations from LARB’s 20 editors in various genres, and videotaped author interviews. In addition, all facets of the site will be linked to each other for easy browsing.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.