It’s a nonfiction reader’s fanatsy: a database of 30,000 essays, articles and stories carefully curated, organized and presented; and it’s totally searchable by author, topic and publication.
Byliner.com, which launched last week, offers a recommendation service that suggests new writers that users might like. It also provides indepth author profile pages (free to writers). Byliner was created to function as a subsidiary of Byliners Originals, which produces and markets digital works of nonfiction. The platform’s early offerings include original works by William T. Vollmann, Mary Roach, Anthony Swofford and Jon Krakauer.
Byliner.com is basically a referral service, not a digital library. The site contains article previews and the first few hundred words with links to “Read at Source” or “Read Later”. Give it a try.