Today Headline Publishing Group are launching – a new website that lets book bloggers request books, exclusive content and author interviews direct from the publisher.

Developed for Headline by Bookswarm, bookbridgr will give bloggers first access to dozens of front and backlist Headline titles (both in physical and ebook formats), while also allowing them to request a huge amount of extra book content for their blogs, join an author blog tour or request interviews with new and bestselling authors.

Publicity & Digital Campaigns Manager, and bookbridgr creator, Ben Willis says:

Over the last few years, book bloggers have played an increasingly important role in a book’s publication. They not only command a huge amount of respect from the book industry and reading communities alike, but also often prove fundamental in creating that all-important early ‘buzz’ for an author or book. bookbridgr seeks to provide book bloggers with everything they need to get the very most out of our books and authors – from review and competition copies of our books to exclusive author interviews, chapter extracts, blog tours and more.

Bloggers can set their genre preferences on bookbridgr, ensuring they keep abreast of all books relevant to their tastes and audiences. It will also host a wide range of exclusive author blog tours for bloggers to sign up to, kicking off with Colette McBeth’s Precious Thing Tour in April.

Headline Managing Director Jane Morpeth says:

We are always striving to be at the forefront of digital communication, and bookbridgr is a superb innovation that will bring Headline’s authors and books closer to this important and dedicated community.

There were some challenging aspects to making bookbridgr a reality but we had great fun building it – and we hope it makes book blogging a more fun and rewarding place to be… Check out now!