New digital publisher with ebooks for women


Shebooks ( entered the booming e-singles market today with a collection of nine titles aimed at the largest reader segment – women. Shebooks also announced plans for a unique subscription offering for accessing the publisher’s growing collection of titles.

The nine titles released on the Shebooks preview site include six memoirs and three works of fiction by well-established authors and essayists, including Hope Edelman, Marion Winik, Faith Adiele, Jessica Anja Blau and Suzanne Paola.

At Shebooks, readers will find original and rarely seen memoir, fiction and journalism by and for women. Currently available for Kindle and Nook devices, the growing library of e-books—up to 15 a month, each between a long magazine article and a book in length—will be available on all devices and by subscription from the site beginning in March.

Shebooks was co-founded in 2013 by Laura Fraser, a journalist, writing teacher and best-selling author (An Italian Affair); veteran magazine editor Peggy Northrop (former global editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest, former editor-in-chief of More, current editor-in-chief of Sunset); and publishing veteran Rachel Greenfield (former executive vice president, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia). Shebooks was awarded a seed grant by the New Media Women’s Entrepreneurial Fund administered by the American University’s J-Lab in 2013.

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