Austin, TX, December 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Nine literary journals—including Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, and Bellevue Literary Review—are coming to the iPad as part of LitRagger (www.LitRagger.com), a free app designed exclusively for small press and university publishers. The app began selling digital editions of the nation’s most prestigious journals on Dec. 2, featuring fiction, poetry, and essays routinely recognized by the Best American and Puschart Prize anthologies.
Readers will be able to sample, purchase single issues, and subscribe to Hobart, Prairie Schooner, Sycamore Review, Willow Springs, Bellevue Literary Review, Gulf Coast, FIELD, and Salamander. The app features page turn animations, interactive tables of contents, and sharing on multiple devices—as well as regularly updated, free content.
“We wanted to create an app experience that emphasizes browsing and exploration,” says co-founder Adam Lefton, former Managing Editor of Sycamore Review. “LitRagger will be a portal where you can discover new writers and publications while keeping up with your favorites.”
For more information, including screenshots and demos, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developed by Adam Lefton and Landon Sandy, a computer science student at Purdue University, LitRagger simplifies the process of digital publication for journals with small staffs and even smaller budgets. As Managing Editor of Sycamore Review, Adam discovered that the methods currently available for entering the digital marketplace were too costly and inefficient for biannual and quarterly publications. With Landon’s coding expertise, they built LitRagger to make it easy and cost effective for literary journals to offer content on the iPad.