If you've popped in here in the last few days, you may have noticed a smaller version of this logo over there on the left. If you wondered what it was doing there, wonder no more. Today's the day when we are announcing a new and exciting venture -- a quarterly online magazine, absolutely stuffed with reviews of all the latest books to hit the shelves. Our subtitle is 'What to Read Next and Why', and it's a recommendations magazine for everyone who loves books.
And having said we, I must now introduce you to our team of editors, and I'm sure they will all be familiar to you. The idea for Shiny New Books came from a discussion between Annabel and Victoria, and they recruited Simon and me. Between us we have nearly thirty years of blogging experience, and we see eye to eye when it comes to books and reviewing, so working together has been great.
In the magazine you will find reviews of newly published fiction, non-fiction and reprints. There's also a section called BookBuzz, with interviews and articles by many of the featured authors. Then there are competitions -- in the first one, the winner will receive a copy of each of the editors' favorite books.
We've done a great deal of reviewing ourselves, of course (and what fun that's been!) but we've also recruited some of our favorite bloggers and we'll continue to do so -- there's the option to offer to write for us, and we'll be on the lookout for talent online as well.
We're going live on 7 April, so if you go the the site at the moment, all you'll get is the front page. You can bookmark it if you like, or put it in Feedly (a great way of keeping up with the blogs you follow). Meanwhile you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook. You can also sign up for a newsletter which will appear more often than the magazine and will have lots of bonus material.
We are really excited about this venture and hope you will be too. We will of course be letting you know on 7 April that Shiny New Books is finally live!