Shifting Gears

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.

6 Responses to Shifting Gears

  1. Carrie Turansky January 14, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    So glad you will be focusing on one book each month! I’ve loved the selections so far, and finding new authors is a real plus. Thanks so much!

  2. Donna January 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Could you set up some kind of book exchange among the subscribers so after we have read a book and someone else wants to read it and they have one we have not read, we could exchange instead of having to buy all the books.

  3. Erika January 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Hey I like this idea from Donna a book exchange.

  4. ariel January 16, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Donna (and Erika) the book exchange is such a great idea that we are discussing it to see how it could be implemented. We will definitely keep you posted and if you have any other suggestions, please let us know. We are here to serve you!


  5. Connie Durrell January 18, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I am a Karen Kingsbury fan and would love to know if there is another author like her out there. I have never been one to read novels but someone suggested Karen’s books and I have nothing to read until her next book comes out. I love true modern stories or those that are up to date and could happen in the now that one can identify with. Also I love stories that helps one to learn how to pray and how God increases one’s faith thru human failures by being forgiven.

  6. teresa slack January 21, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful idea. I love the blog and look forward to learning about new authors and books. Checking out your sister blog too. All the best.

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