Let me explain - next Monday a new online quarterly magazine Shiny New Books will launch at www.shinynewbooks.co.uk. It's a recommendations site, looking at the best books published in each quarter - fiction, non-fiction, and (my section) reprints, as well including author interviews, behind-the-scenes pieces by publishers, and other bonus material. We're hoping that you'll dip in and out of the site throughout each quarter, to see (as our tagline suggests) 'what to read next and why'.
And who is this 'we'? You may have noticed coy mentions of something exciting coming on other blogs - and I can now tell you that Annabel, Victoria, and Harriet are my co-editors. I'm sure you know all their blogs - you can click on their names to take you to them - and I feel very honoured to be working on this alongside them, given their talents and brilliant blogs. Not to mention how fun it's all been!
The reviews haven't only been written by the four of us, of course, although we have been beavering away at them - some of our favourite bloggers have been quietly writing reviews for us (and keeping nice and quiet about it, thanks everyone!) and we're hoping to have many more on board for next time. Opportunities to write will come when we launch, of course.
Monday 7 April is when we go live - at the moment there is very little visible on the site, but feel free to go and check it out, or bookmark it ready for launch. And for now, you can follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and (most importantly) sign up for the newsletter in the box below. This will have bonus material, and come out more frequently than the quarterly magazine issues.