This time last year She Reads did not exist online or anywhere else. As a matter of fact, it was not until May of 2009 that She Reads founder, Marybeth Whalen, first conceived the idea while speaking with author Susan Meissner. Three months later we launched this site as both an online book club and a gathering place for readers.
And now we are fine tuning the way we operate, expanding our reach, and introducing a few key changes that will take place this year:
1. Starting in February will feature one book each month instead of three books per quarter. We feel this will give you a better chance to meet our selected authors and get acquainted with their novels.
2. Our newsletter will now go out on a monthly basis instead of quarterly. Focusing on one book per month gives us the opportunity to go deeper with each author and provide you with more resources: book club activities, interviews, contests, book giveaway’s, etc.
3. One of the consistent requests we get is for more book recommendations. And although we can only choose twelve novels per year as book club choices, we can suggest other good reads. We began the Worth Reading feature in December and will continue to do so monthly.
Is there anything else you’d like to see us do? Now is the time to speak up! If you’ve got a suggestion on how we can better meet your needs, just leave a note in the comment section below.