Shelf Awareness, Now for Readers

My apologies for not having blogged in awhile, but today I’m back with a nice announcement from Shelf Awareness.

Shelf Awareness–started six years ago by a former Publishers Weekly exec and others–is the fun, quirky-yet-thorough daily newsletter of the book industry. The Shelf staff recently decided they wanted to find a way to reach readers (not just industry professionals) and so have created an e-newsletter aimed at book lovers, “Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers.” Here’s how they describe their venture:

All of us at Shelf Awareness are happy and proud to announce that … we’re launching our first major new product since we started up six years ago. It’s Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers, a twice-weekly e-mail newsletter that will help readers discover new books.

We’ll feature news and information about books and authors as well as reviews of the 25 best books of the week chosen by our industry insiders. Our tastemakers are editor Bethanne Patrick, aka the Book Maven, who in addition to everything else, will contribute author interviews, and book review editor Marilyn Dahl and children’s editor Jennifer M. Brown, who are managing our stable of more than 60 reviewers, many of whom are booksellers, critics, librarians or authors. We’ll be covering a much broader range of books than we have until now.

Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers will be sent out Tuesdays and Fridays by noon Eastern time.

So self-published authors, you can keep abreast of your competition, and others, well, just enjoy a great variety of books reviewed by reliable and fresh sources!

Interested in signing up? Click here.