We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Nextbook Inc.! Over the past year, we pulled off some crazy new events with Tablet Magazine and Nextbook Press, such as Milk & Honey in LA and the Barney Ross release party at Gleason’s Gym. Thanks to YOU (!) these parties were some of the best and most unique all year and so beyond spreading the good news, we wanted to say thanks again. Despite these tough economic times, we are focused on the road ahead; this partnership will bring you more ways to connect to music, culture, content, and each other in 2010.
We’d also like to thank our dedicated staff, board, and advisors, and especially call out Alana, Morty, and Jonathan at Nextbook for their belief in our approach. We are very excited to work alongside their team. The official press release is below…back to the lab. Happy Hanukkah!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nextbook Inc., the non-profit umbrella organization responsible for Tablet
Magazine and Nextbook Press, today announced a strategic partnership with JDub. JDub will create and manage marketing and communication strategies and public programs to expand the impact of Tablet Magazine and the offerings from Nextbook Press.
“JDub knows the audience for creative Jewish products and how to deliver to them,” says Alana Newhouse, the Creative Director of Nextbook and Editor-In-Chief of Tablet. “In the past year we co-presented a handful of events together that attracted a truly vibrant, new audience. Their track record speaks for itself.”
“We are constantly seeking partnership and collaboration with like-minded organizations,” adds Aaron Bisman, JDub’s Chief Executive Officer. “Like JDub’s music and events, Nextbook Inc. creates content and experiences without barriers to entry where people can find their community and interact with it on their own terms. We are very excited to work with these great and growing Jewish brands.”
On January 27th, Nextbook Press will present readings from David Lehman’s new book A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs alongside a unique musical performance by Hal Willner featuring Rufus Wainwright, Bill Frisell, and Van Dyke Parks at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Nextbook Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas. It runs both Nextbook Press, a series of books on Jewish themes published by Schocken, and the newly launched Tablet Magazine, an online magazine about Jewish life. Inspired by the hunger for books on Jewish subjects written in a lively, intelligent, and popular manner, Nextbook Press brings together writers of the first rank with people, ideas and events from the Jewish past, such as Elie Weisel’s Rashi and Robert Pinsky’s The Life of David. Established in June 2009 as a flagship project of Nextbook Inc., Tablet Magazine has become the “new go-to source for Jewish arts and culture news” according to The New York Times.