Past Times Books is a wonderful new website for all lovers of historical fiction! If you like good stories, well told, set in the past, this site is a must for you! All books are available online – so not that unlike JK Rowling’s Pottermore site ;o) Read on to find out more!
Help for Summer Readers. A Brand New Destination
Huntington, NY: The Summer Reading Season is now officially underway, and what better way to celebrate than taking part in the grand opening of a new website, especially for readers of historical fiction. There are few reads that can absorb us as well as a good historical novel, from ancient times to the near present. Readers looking for the perfect summer book will be happy to discover great reads online at www.PastTimesBooks.com.
The brand new site opens officially July 1, 2011, but is open for testing now. It features a carefully selected group of authors’ work that will captivate readers who appreciate a good story, well told. Past Times Books’ founder is Toronto resident, author Wendy Bertsch, who came to writing from a successful, long-term career in executive recruiting. As an avid reader herself, with several thousand books in her own library, she set out to create an independent, collegial online community where readers could find new authors they might not have heard about.
“There had to be more to it than that, though,” said Ms. Bertsch recently. She added, “There are plenty of sites out there already, but few that carefully review the books they feature, the way we do. Our books have to stand up to careful scrutiny. We extend invitations to authors only after we’ve read their work, and determined their willingness to exchange ideas and enter discussion with their readers. They must meet our standards.”
Readers will also appreciate the no-pressure approach at the site, offering author biographical information and interviews as well as a reader review page where readers can offer candid reviews and make contact directly with the authors. Currently, there are eighteen different titles featured, the work of fifteen different authors. Every book carries a short descriptive passage along with industry and reader reviews and online sales sites not just in various eBook formats, but also to print editions.
“The publishing industry is quickly seeing the benefits of the new media and electronic readers. Visitors to our site will be able to find a good read in any form they prefer, including the old standby: paper.” Ms. Bertsch added with a smile, “Of course, eBooks are a substantially less expensive way to go, they take up much less space, and can even be read on a computer monitor.”
All readers of historical fiction who long for something new and engaging should mouse right over to Past Times Books, where a satisfying summer novel is just a few clicks away.http://www.PastTimesBooks.com/
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