Random House, the company behind publishing imprints Del Rey, Bantam Spectra and Prima Games has just launched their stab at entering the blogosphere, similar to what Tor is going for with their Watch the Skies campaign.

Suvudu promises to take a less secular approach than most publisher blogs, focusing on the ‘nerd sector’ (my words, not theirs) – Movies, Games, Books – and pulling the best of the best from the web. Whether they’ll pull it off or not remains to be seen, but if they can live up to their words, then it certainly looks poised to become a hell of a force in the blogosphere.

Suvudu, the new web site from Random House

Suvudu is a new website catering to news from all sci-fi and fantasy creative media—books, audiobooks, gaming, manga, comic books and movies! Content will include podcasts, videos, reviews, interviews and original blog posts, all brought to you by some of the best talents in the sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novel and gaming industries.

Imagine the San Diego Comic Con—but on a website all year round!

Sounds great, right?

That’s just the beginning. Sci-fi and fantasy fans will also play a role in Suvudu. Visitors are encouraged to comment on the posted content, contribute information they deem pertinent, and send in suggestions to make Suvudu the best it can be. Links to offsite blog and website content will be highlighted. As a community sharing and growing with one another, every relevant bit of news will have benefit—given voice on Suvudu for those who would hear it.

Suvudu will grow over time. In the coming months Suvudu will not only be a news blog but will evolve to include a library of free science fiction and fantasy books, advanced reads of forthcoming projects, exclusive looks inside the creative process of the publishing world, and incorporate a forum for like-minded fans to converse with one another.

You can find Suvudu HERE.

  • thrinidir July 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    thanks for the link; sounds promising (a new invaluable source of info for us bloggers perhaps?:) ).