TheBookReportNetwork.com Launches 20SomethingReads.com
On February 29th, TheBookReportNetwork.com launched the seventh addition to its network of editorial sites, 20SomethingReads.com, a book website for readers in their twenties.
20SomethingReads.com is for readers, writers, booksellers, librarians and twentysomething bibliophiles who are looking for suggestions of what to read as well as the opportunity to share their impressions of the books they're reading --- and the books they would suggest others to read as well. The editorial features a mix of reviews of adult fiction, nonfiction, young adult and graphic novel titles, along with features, interviews, blogs and contests.
“We created 20SomethingReads.com, because we saw a gap in the marketplace. This audience was being overlooked with targeted marketing and we thought that they would respond to a website curated specifically towards their reading habits,” says Carol Fitzgerald, President ofTheBookReportNetwork.com.
Prior to founding TheBookReportNetwork.com, Fitzgerald spent 17 years at Conde Nast with Mademoiselle magazine. “The core audience at Mademoiselle was twentysomethings, so this site is a return to my roots and I am enjoying the opportunity to interact with this age group once again.”
What You Will Find on 20SomethingReads.com:
Curated Bookshelf Collections --- 20 themed titles perfect for twentysomethings. Now Live: Great International Mysteries, Spring Break Suggested Titles, Cookbooks to Get You Started and Book Club Suggestions. Themed bookshelves will be part of each update.
Contests: right now a chance to win all the Spring Break Bookshelf titles in a contest valued at more than $450 and a Hunger Games Contest with movie tie-in titles from The Hunger Games including a collector’s edition, The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, The Tributes Guide, and The Hunger Games movie tie-in edition.
20 Days of The Hunger Games --- in anticipation of the upcoming film release, there will be a special blog series starting on March 3rd, with 20 blogs to countdown to til this highly anticipated movie’s release.
Booksellers’ Picks --- featuring reading recommendations for readers in their 20s, booksellers from around the country will be making suggestions as to what books to read.
Librarian Picks --- featuring reading recommendations for readers in their 20s, librarians from around the country will be making suggestions as to what books to read.
Bookstore Tour --- this article series will highlight indie bookstores in the United States, from coast-to-coast, beginning with Bookstores in New York City.
20 Over 30 --- authors over the age of 30 will make reading recommendations, suggesting which book of theirs to start with, what book they would recommend to readers in their 20s, and what book they’re reading.
20 Questions: A Day in the Life of… --- This blog series will follow the writing --- and living --- habits of authors, as they answer a questionnaire about what it’s like to be them for a day.
By the way, the launch on February 29th was intentional. “We chose to launch on this date because it comes once every four years and our plan is that this site stays forever young!” said Fitzgerald.
TheBookReportNetwork.com now offers four demographic sites --- Bookreporter.com, 20SomethingReads.com, Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com, as well as three special interest sites ReadingGroupGuides.com, GraphicNovelReporter.com and FaithfulReader.com. The backend ofBookreporter.com, 20SomethingReads.com and Teenreads.com are integrated so that content can be shared across them as appropriate. By the end of June the entire Network of sites will be integrated to function together.
For more information, please visit http://www.20somethingreads.com.