We’re coming to you today with your first chance to help Book Riot explore a new project! (Now with a link for the form below, if it doesn’t load in your inbox!) For about as long as we can remember, we’ve wanted to offer readers a custom-recommendations book mail service — think of it as a Stitch Fix for books. Basically, you would tell us what you like to read and what you’re looking for, and we’d send you 3 handpicked books (or book recommendations) we think you’d love, along with a note about why we chose them.
We have a lot of ideas about how this could work, but we have a lot of questions too. That’s where you come in!
As part of our research, we’re offering 25 lucky Insiders the chance to participate in a one-time pilot program.
Here’s what you get:
Level 1: An email containing 3 custom book recommendations for $10
Level 2: A shipment of 3 custom-recommended paperback books for $50
Level 3: A shipment of 3 custom-recommended hardcover books for $75
Shipping is included in the above pricing.
25 participants will be randomly selected and notified by email. If you get into the pilot, you’ll receive a link to purchase the one-time pilot product and a survey about what you’re looking for. Then we’ll send you your picks in July!
Here’s what we need: If you are selected to participate in the pilot, we’ll be asking you to let us know when your books arrive and to give feedback on the process, the selections, and your interest in subscribing to an ongoing book-rec mailing service.
The fine print: The book-mailing portions of this pilot are open to US residents only, BUT we want to hear from those of you outside the US as well so that we know how to gauge interest and plan for the future. Additionally, we’re still figuring out how sales tax will work, so some states may be ineligible.
Complete this form by June 20th, and cross your fingers! We’ll notify the winners June 21st and send your books out in July.