New Site for Readers to Discover Books and Interact With Authors Seeks Funding

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ANNOUNCING: THE LAUNCH OF AN INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR BRAND NEW WEBSITE SHELFPLEASURE.COM

In this day of doom and gloom book publishing news, isn’t it time to get back to the fun of reading, in whatever form that takes? We’re thrilled to announce the launch of an indiegogo fundraising campaign for Shelf Pleasure, a brand new website for book lovers.

What is Shelf Pleasure? It’s a destination website for women who love to read and want to share their great (and not-so-great) finds.  Packed with fun and informative articles about books and authors, Shelf Pleasure will be a go-to source for the latest book news and trends. This dynamic online community features open forums, a monthly book club, and a place to connect with your favorite authors through interviews and live chats.

As two book lovers with years of publishing experience, we are excited to plug into our network of authors, agents, and other book publishing professionals to make Shelf Pleasure a truly robust and happening community.

Shelf Pleasure is the brainchild of two lifelong bookworms who met as assistants at a New York City book publisher, and bonded over their love of good books and good desserts. After more than a decade working as an editor at various book publishers, Kristen Weber now works as a freelance book editor in Los Angeles. You can learn more about Kristen by visiting her website at www.kristenweber.com. When Stacy Michelle’s not absorbed in a book, she can be found working as a writer/editor at a nonprofit health organization or freelance copywriting for various consumer clients.

We are seeking funds to aid in designing and building the site and for marketing, publicity and promotion as we gear up for our official launch in the fall of 2012. We are so thankful to anyone that can help in any capacity. We have some great rewards to thank contributors, including manuscript and television script critiques as well as official Shelf Pleasure merchandise.

One thought on “New Site for Readers to Discover Books and Interact With Authors Seeks Funding

  1. Matthew Bostock

    There’s no mention here as to why it is a ‘women only’ site? It’s very unclear about why that decision was made. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s fine — I just would have liked to see some explanation.

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