With so many demands on time and rigid scheduling, it can be difficult to find time for reading. As studies have shown, the average US consumer reads less than six books per year. But one company has worked to make accessibility to convenient reading more widespread, thanks to ebooks.
Shebooks is a short-form ebook service that offers stand-alone sales and subscription reading of their select titles. Their books are in the range of about fifty pages, covering non-fiction, long-form journalism, essay, literary fiction, and much more; serialization is also a concept that’s in the works. With a target audience of busy women who have to read in sprints as their schedules allow, Shebooks meets a need for content that can be enjoyed within a shorter time frame.
“We’re a new digital publishing company dreamed up by a journalist and a magazine editor who got tired of watching the space for quality women’s writing in publications shrink and shrink and shrink. We decided to do something about it. We’ve pulled together an amazing team of experienced talent and started publishing great short e-books by women, for women. You can buy any book individually or get a Shebooks subscription to our growing library of titles.”
As if launching the company wasn’t enough of a task, the leadership at Shebooks has launched a crowdfunded campaign to further works by women writers. Through a Kickstarter campaign to fund its Equal Writes initiative, the company plans to launch an ambitious program that will allow it to release two new titles a week. The campaign, which kicked off on May 27th, is already more than halfway to its goal of $50,000.
For more information on the campaign or to lend support, visit HERE.