Random House of Canada debuts online magazine
Toronto-based publisher Random House of Canada has launched an online magazine and an electronic books program as part of a new digital publishing strategy. The new online magazine, called Hazlitt, will cover topics including politics, music, the environment, warfare, art, film, business, sports, pop and literary culture. It will be headed by editor-in-chief Christopher Frey and senior editor Alexandra Molotkow. The digital book program, called Hazlitt Originals, will publish non-fiction works of various lengths. The publisher has also redesigned its website at RandomHouse.ca to accommodate these new activities. "The Internet offers unprecedented opportunities for everyone to engage with ideas and narratives beyond those in a physical book," said Brad Martin, president and CEO of Random House of Canada. "While traditionally many book publishers have been primarily using their websites for sales and marketing purposes, we want to also use ours to publish original content. In this age of cultural and technological change, RHC's digital efforts will support the central role of writers in our collective conversations, informing, entertaining and inspiring readers."