heard about Discover a New
It's an online readers club, featuring DRM-free eBooks. Members can
join for a 6-month subscription for only $9.99 (that's like $1.67 per eBook).
Every month they get a choice among 4 featured selections from various romance
subgenres for download. They also get a hefty discount on any other books they
want to buy from the website.
Additionally there are great perks—Barbara Vey, romance expert
and blogger of Beyond Her
Book, will be
blogging weekly, and hosting monthly parties and galas, giving members an
opportunity to connect with one another and directly with authors.
still new, but we're so excited about where everything is going. And we have A
LOT of fun stuff that will be starting in May and throughout the summer…
Tuesday, May 1st, the titles that members can choose from
Additionally, we have a couple of new benefits beginning in May,
additional 15% off the
member pricing on the purchase of any additional Featured
extra 10% off any
title by the authors of our Featured Selections.
Sourcebooks Launches Discover a New
Online Readers Club Focuses on Connecting
Romance Authors & Readers
(Chicago, IL) April 10,
2011—Sourcebooks, one of romance fiction's fastest
growing publishers, announces the launch of www.DiscoveraNewLove.com, an online readers club that offers
members exclusive, early access to some of the hottest new authors, deep
discounts on new and bestselling romance ebooks, and a nonstop party for both
readers and authors.
At the heart of Discover a New Love are
monthly ebook selections that offer members the opportunity to download an ebook
from one of the major romance subgenres: contemporary, paranormal, and
historical (plus a special "wild card" title thrown in for fun). While many
selections will feature sizzling new debuts and rising stars, members will be
pleased to find nationally bestselling authors like Georgette Heyer, Grace
Burrowes, Catherine Mann, and Carolyn Brown in the monthly mixes.
"Readers have a hard time figuring out
what they should try next. It's an issue of discovery—finding great new authors
with amazing stories," says Deb Werksman, Editorial Manager. "Now, they can
choose their favorite categories, and we'll treat them to something new on a
monthly basis, sometimes even before these new books are available to the
Membership to Discover a New Love is
offered for as little as $1.67 per book and provides access to the monthly
selections, "members-only" deals, sneak peeks of forthcoming titles, and author
chats. "For what you'd normally pay for one romance, you can now buy two or
three," says Leah Hultenschmidt, Sourcebooks Senior Editor. "It's a fabulous way
to read your favorite authors and get a chance to try new ones without putting a
big dent in the book budget."
In addition to great ebook deals, each
month readers can join Barbara Vey, romance fiction expert and blogger of Beyond
Her Book, as well as featured authors, for online parties to celebrate their
books and discuss all things romance!
"I'm thrilled to be involved in a venture
that brings readers and authors together, because what's more fun than talking
about romance with like-minded people?" says Vey, who will be regularly blogging
and hosting parties for Discover a New Love. "The only thing better than reading
good romance is talking about it with other readers who love it just as much as
A couple of other notes about Discover a
·In response to reader demand, many of the
featured ebooks will be available on a worldwide
·The ebooks offered will be DRM free.
Sourcebooks wants readers to own the books and for those ebooks to be portable
across ereading devices and platforms.
·Discover a New Love is starting with
Sourcebooks titles, and is looking to work with other publishers to make their
authors available on this new model.
"Discover a New Love is a new model built
directly in response to what we've heard from authors, agents, and readers,"
says Dominique Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks. "Expect a lot of
experimentation from us."
DiscoverANewLove.com officially launches
at 9:00 a.m. CST officially Tuesday, April 10, in time for the RT Book Lovers
Convention in Chicago. The featured titles for the month of April are: One
Hot Cowboy Weddingby New York Times bestselling novelist
Carolyn Brown, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal by New York
Times bestselling novelist Grace Burrowes (released one month early to
members), Tempted by Elisabeth Naughton, and Mariana
by New York Times bestselling novelist Susanna Kearsley.
For more information about Sourcebooks,
its authors, and new initiatives, visit www.sourcebooks.com.
Sourcebooks is a forward-thinking,
independent publishing house with a passion for books and a dedication to the
belief that books change lives. We are committed to innovative publishing, where
every book is personal and every author's voice has a place. We are a group of
passionate, energetic, and enthusiastic book lovers, and we are committed to
helping readers experience each book. Sourcebooks has more than 70 employees,
publishes more than 300 new titles each year, and celebrates its success with 18
New York Times bestsellers, including Carolyn Brown, Grace Burrowes,
Georgette Heyer, Susanna Kearsley, Jill Mansell, and Terry Spear. Please check
out the Sourcebooks blog and follow us on Twitter.