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Litsy is a social site for book lovers. Available on the web and as an app, members use Litsy to share their love of reading with one another. Book Riot summed us up perfectly as "if Instagram and Goodreads Had a Perfect Baby."
How Litsy Works
Members create posts about books as one of three types: reviews, quotes, or blurbs. Members can comment on each other’s posts, see all posts about a specific book, and start conversations about what they are reading. The strong community often hosts informal book swaps, themed reading events, and goal-oriented readathons.
Who’s Behind Litsy?
Litsy was founded in 2015 by Jeff Lawton and Todd Lawton, co-founders of Out of Print. LibraryThing, the people behind LibraryThing.com, TinyCat, LibraryThing for Libraries and co-creator of Syndetics Unbound, purchased Litsy in 2018.
More about LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/press/
Press and Blog Coverage
- Book Riot, Litsy: If Instagram and Goodreads Had A Perfect Baby by Brenna Clarke Gray, May 2016
- Lifehacker, Discover What To Read Next with ‘This Instagram for Books’ by Emily Price, July 2018
- Book Riot, LibraryThing Acquires Litsy by Emma Nichols, March 2018
- The Bookseller, Startup of the week: Litsy by Molly Flatt, May 2016
- TechCrunch, Litsy is a book-focused social network that goes beyond reviews by Anthony Ha, 2016
- Penguin Random House News For Authors, Litsy: A New Social Network for Book Lovers by Milena Schmidt, August 2016
- Black & Bookish, I Used Litsy for 2 Weeks And Here's What It Did For Me by Antoinette Scully, June 2016
- Econsultancy, A review of Litsy: The Social Media App for Book Lovers by Nikki Gilliland, January 2017CNET Download, Keep your 2019 New Year's Resolutions on track with these apps by Shelby Brown, December 2018
- Make Use Of, 10 Must-Have Apps for Book Lovers by Kharmosh Pathak, November 2018
- Gizbot, 10 best apps that book lovers should know by Vishnu Sasidharan, November 2018
- Technowzine, Apps to keep track of books you’ve read by Anna Versai, August 2018
- CNET Download, Best apps for Book Lovers on Android and iOS by Shelby Brown, August 2018
- Bustle, Keep Track Of The Books You Read With The Help of These 5 Apps by Kristian Wilson, July 2018
- Mashable, Google's Top Android apps of 2017 might surprise you by Karissa Bell, December 2017