Shelf, a New Digital Magazine for the iPad Generation

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Digital-only Shelf book review magazine launches September 1, featuring the best of small press, university press, and self-published books. Shelf is offering a free copy of its first issue to the first 10,000 people to sign up for one at

Shelf Media Group announces the September 1 launch of Shelf, a digital-only monthly magazine featuring the best of small press, university press, and self-published books. Each issue of Shelf will include reviews, author interviews, excerpts, photo essays, and more. Shelf will be distributed via, the world's largest newsstand, for download on computer, iPhone, or iPad.

"With the advent of the iPad, readers can experience and engage with magazines as never before," says Shelf publisher Margaret Brown. "Shelf maximizes this experience with dynamic design, diverse content, and hotlinks to the authors, publishers, and distributors of the books you'll want to read next."

Adds Shelf editor in chief Kathy Wise: "Shelf is at its core about the joy of discovery. It is that feeling you get after spending an afternoon at an indie bookstore, reading first chapters and finding a mind-blowing new talent, as well as something new and unexpected from a writer you've loved for years. It's about taking that feeling on a plane, on your lunch break, to your best friend's backyard. It's about experiencing the best out-of-the-box books in a graphic, mobile, and tree-friendly way. Shelf is not your mother's literary magazine."

Shelf is offering its first issue for free to the first 10,000 people who sign up for one at

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