26 September 2016

Ninja Book Box is Coming!

I'm very pleased to be able to use the blog to support the Ninja Book Box.

If you're around booky bits of Twitter (other social networks are also available) you may have seen tweets referring to this - I did, and was so intrigued I had a look.

Ninja Book Box is a new quarterly box shipping worldwide from the UK and featuring books published by independent publishers. They aim to introduce excellent books (both backlist and new releases) particularly those which the team and the publishers they work with feel haven't received the recognition they deserve, and help you find favourites in genres you wouldn't necessarily pick up for yourselves.

Supporting primarily UK based small businesses, each box will contain a book (often signed by the author & with additional material) plus at least two gift items and lots of other fun extras and will take its theme from the book. The box is intended to expand reading horizons, and it is aimed at anyone who wants to have a more absorbing experience, and who likes to read as a way to engage with and learn about the world as well as for entertainment. Each quarter will feature a title from an independent publisher in a different genre, including mystery, historical, graphic novels, fantasy and science fiction as well as general fiction, and each box will have a theme taken from the book.

NBB want to support excellence and promote exploration and discovery in all aspects of the box. Subscribers will also gain access to lots of additional community perks. For more information sign up to their newsletter, or check out their website for details of how to get the first box!

The project is seeking support on Kickstarter - you can also read more about them and support their Kickstarter, (I've backed it already). The Kickstarter ends on October 2nd and boxes will be available until 12th October. There is even a Rafflecopter giveaway of the first box which runs up until 11th October - so you can win stuff!

I'm so aware that - alongside the large publishers that fill so much space in the bookshops and online sites - there are plenty of independent publishers who do wonderful work finding so many different authors for our pleasure. It can be hard for them to get readers' attention and when I heard about this project it seemed such a creative way to do that.

Anyway, pitch over. I think this is a brilliant, creative and worthwhile way to encounter a wide range of interesting books.

So - website here, Kickstarter here. You know what to do!

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