10/27/2010 08:57 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Major Publisher Launches Social Network Site For Teenage Bookworms

Spinebreakers, as a content website, already exists but does not have any tools which allow its users to communicate and interact about their shared pastime. Instead it is a site where teenagers write about books and authors.

Anna Rafferty, managing director of Penguin Digital , who founded the site three years ago, told The Telegraph: "I set up the site as I felt there were fewer and fewer places talking about books in a way which appealed to teenagers. However, I knew in order for the site to work, it would have to be written and edited by teenagers -- which is why we have over 100 deputy editors aged between 14 and 18 looking after the site, and many more contributors of a similar age.

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