Joseph Regal, Zola Books
This week we feature Joseph Regal from Zola Books, an online literary community where readers, writers, booksellers, reviewers, bloggers and publishers can gather in one place to connect naturally around the books they love.
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About our guest:
Joe Regal has spent more than two decades in publishing, starting at the Russell & Volkening Literary Agency, where he worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Anne Tyler, Eudora Welty, and Annie Dillard, as well as Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer. He founded his own agency, Regal Literary, in 2002; there he represented books as diverse as Big Fish, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Shantaram, The Master and Margarita, Scott Pilgrim,The Tao of Wu, and The Traveler.
Regal co-founded Zola Books in 2011 as the first truly integrated social eBook retailer, creating an alternative ecosystem that empowers writers, publishers, independent booksellers, and curators. Zola is an open-platform retailer that carries books from most major publishers and makes them available on all web-enabled devices, including the Nook, iPad, Kobo, and yes, most Kindles.
Zola Books is social media custom tailored by and for book lovers. It promises to open an inclusive literary conversation in a way the internet has not yet witnessed, and we’re excited to take part!