Novelist and blogger Caroline Leavitt reported yesterday on her CarolineLeavittville blog about a new venture launching today (Dec. 20) called Shebooks, whose mission is to publish short-form, inexpensive e-books by women. They will emphasize pieces such as stories and memoirs that can be read in one or two sittings, in recognition of the fact that many busy readers just don’t have much time to read. To learn more about this project, click on the link for Leavitt’s interview with Shebooks co-founder and Editorial Director, Laura Fraser.
Shebooks’ initial offerings include fiction (Owl in the Darkness by Zoe Rosenfeld, Stolen Moments by Suzanne Antonetta Paola), memoirs (Boys Like That: Two Cautionary Tales by Hope Edelman, Alone in the Woods: Cheryl Strayed, My Daughter, and Me by Micah Perks, The Risotto Guru: Adventures in Eating Italian by Laura Fraser, His Eye is on the Sparrow: An Engagement in Black and White by Ann Pearlman, and The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems by Faith Adele), and essays (Guesswork: Essays on Forgetting and Remembering Who We Are by Marion Winik).
These books are currently available as Barnes & Noble Nook Books for $2.99. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Shebooks?keyword=Shebooks&store=ebook
Writers slated to have work published by Shebooks in 2014 include Virginia Pye (River of Dust), Deborah Jiang Stein, and Susan Ito.