Hi there! Like books? You’re in the right spot.

I’m Jeremy, and I like to read. A lot. Once upon a time, someone told me I should start a newsletter that simply shared what I was reading that week and why I found it interesting. I did just that, and the thing caught on. Over the years, this newsletter has evolved into two branches of subscribers.

One branch consists of paid subscribers—for $5/month, you’ll get more great content, twice per week, including the classic “What to Read Next” email that you’ve come to know and love.

The other branch consists of free subscribers—on that list, you’ll get two pared down emails a month. It’s going to be a more efficient version of “What to Read Next”; for some folks, an economized inbox will be more appealing. 

Let’s take a look at what each branch gets: 

Paid subscribers will get two emails each week

  • Two full-sized book reviews every week (still on Friday mornings). This is the “What to Read Next” newsletter you’ve been getting. 

  • Two installments per month of “The List,” which is a list of books on a common theme. This will out every other Tuesday; previous lists have included “10 Books Set in Colorado,” “Our Presidents in Fiction,” and “4 of My Favorite Notebooks/Journals”. 

  • Two installments per month of “These Are a Few of My Favorite Links.” This will go out every other Tuesday; paid subscribers are already enjoying this twice-monthly collection of ~7 of my favorite articles/things (articles I’ve read, podcasts I’ve enjoyed, my favorite coffee mug, etc.). 

  • A bookmark, sent your way via snail mail. 

  • Access to all the paid-only articles in the archive.

On a monthly basis that’s: 8 book reviews, 2 great book lists, 10-15 can’t-miss links, and a real-life bookmark. 

All this is just $5/month, or $52/annually. That’s $1 a week for all the bookish content and great links you could hope for. If you have any questions, please reply to this email and let me know. Otherwise, get signed up here: 

Free subscribers will get two emails each month:

That email, sent every other Friday morning, will include: 

  • One bite-sized book review

  • One link/article I really enjoyed in the previous two-week period 

  • A bookish interview with an author or other interesting human. Note: paid subscribers will also be sent the interviews, as part of their Friday email.

On a monthly basis, it’s a couple reviews, a couple interviews, plus my year-end favorites and access to occasional discussion threads. 

Why Not Just Offer Ads?

I’ve made my living on the internet for over 8 years. I know that advertising allows content to be free, but there’s a trade off: you have to spend time selling the ad space, you have to ensure your content matches up with what makes the advertiser happy (you don’t have to, but then you’d lose the income), you have to publish when they want. As a small publisher of content—me!—selling ads makes you beholden to forces outside of your own control in a big way. 

By selling monthly subscriptions instead of ad space, I’m able to give the vast majority of my time to the bookish content you know and love. 

It’s not the right option for everyone, but it is for me. 

I hope you’ll join me. 

Regardless of which list you’re on, I’m happy to have your support. It means the world to me.

P.S. If you’re feeling extra generous, you can subscribe at a “Founder” level for $99/year. That’ll get you the above benefits, but also a few more:

  • Book mail! I get a lot of books from publishers. At the Founder level, you’ll get a miscellaneous box of books from me.

  • Read More Books tote bag.

  • Knowing you’re contributing even more to my work here at Read More Books.

I’d be honored if you subscribed and/or shared this newsletter if you like what you see.

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