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TBR Fulfillment Transition

Hi there, reader friend!

TBR turned 3 last month, and it’s hard to believe how much we’ve grown since the very first round of recommendations was packed and shipped out of our executive director’s dining room. So far, we’ve recommended over 50,000 reads to book lovers like you, and one thing we’ve learned is that all these books take up a lot of space! 

As TBR has grown, we’ve realized that it needs its own home, so effective August 30th, we are bringing the fulfillment operation in-house at Book Riot. Our partners at Print: A Bookstore have done an incredible job these last three years, and we couldn’t be more grateful for all the ways they’ve worked magic for TBR, especially through the myriad challenges of the pandemic. If you’re ever in Portland, Maine (or if you’re looking for a great indie to support online), pay them a visit and check out their fantastic staff picks. 

This change shouldn’t impact your experience as a TBR customer—we’ve been working behinds the scenes for several months to make it a smooth transition, and we are grateful for your patience with any hiccups along the way—but we wanted to let you know why you won’t see Print’s name and branding on TBR materials anymore. 

As we look to the next three years (and hopefully many more) for TBR, having fulfillment under our own roof will allow us to explore new additions to the service and continue expanding the ways we help passionate book nerds find their next great read. It’s an exciting time, and we’re so glad you’re here for it. 

Read on! 

Team TBR

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Gifting — Non-subscribers

Need the perfect gift for the book lovers in your life this holiday season? Give them TBR, and let our professional book recommenders hand-pick your loved ones’ next reads based on their personal taste. TBR is available in hardcover or recommendations-only, so there’s a gift for every budget–AND you can schedule the gift to arrive at any time. Start gift-giving now!

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Drop-In Recs Launch

Great news, bookish friends!

Since TBR’s launch, the question we’ve gotten more than any other is: “How can I get more recommendations?” Today, we’re thrilled to have an answer. Active subscribers can now request a set of drop-in recommendations at any time!

Get a set of recommendations by email for $16, or treat yourself to hardcover books in the mail for $80 plus shipping, regardless of which level of TBR you’re subscribed to.

You must be logged into your TBR account to access the drop-in request. You can also click the link in your dashboard or visit your My Recommendations page at any time.

Read on!

 

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Hardcover Shipping Cost

Hello, bookish friends!

Just a quick note to let you know that the cost of shipping on your TBR hardcover quarterly subscription is increasing to $5 per quarter (from $4.79) in order account for, well, the increased cost of shipping since TBR launched in 2018.

You’ll see this change reflect in your next billing cycle, or log into the Account Details section of your TBR account to upgrade to an annual subscription ($315/year) and receive free shipping.

Happy reading!

Team TBR

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TBR remarketing Sept 2020

Hello bookish friend!

Greetings from the Southern US, where fall is in the air and our autumnal reading lists are under construction. We’d love to help you build yours. Maybe start with this list of new cozy mysteries coming out this year, just in time for spooky season?

And give TBR a try! Our bibliologists are waiting to craft the perfect reading list for you, tailored to exactly what you want to read (campus novels to scratch that back-to-school itch, maybe?). Check out the FAQ on our home page and get started!

Don’t forget TBR is also available as a gift — get all the details here.

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TBR Pricing Update

Thanks for rocking with TBR!

We wanted to let you know about a few upcoming changes to our pricing. These will affect new customers only.

On September 15, the cost of TBR subscriptions will be updated to:

Recommendations-Only Quarterly: $16
Recommendations-Only Annual: $52
Hardcovers Quarterly: $80/quarter + $5 shipping
Hardcovers Annual: $315/year with free shipping

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your subscription or recommending TBR to a friend, head to the Account Details section of your TBR account by September 14 to secure the current rates.

Read on!

The TBR Team

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remarketing email for TBR

Hello bookish friend!

We hope you’re safe and well and surrounded by good reading material.

And if you’re not surrounded by good reading material, we’d love for you to pop back by and give TBR a try! Check out the guide below to get all your questions answered.

guide to Book Riot's TBR service

Don’t forget TBR is also available as a gift — get all the details here.

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TBR Gifting Launch

Hello, reader friends!

We hope this finds you safe, well, and surrounded by good reading material.

Today we are thrilled to announce that TBR is open for gifting, and you get first access! Give the gift of tailored book recommendations–in hardcover or by email–as a one-time gift or year-long subscription. Go ahead and treat someone’s shelf!

And yes, you can receive TBR gifts as well! Any gifts you redeem will be applied to your account after your current subscription expires.

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PA & NC TBR Tax Changes

Hello, reader friends!

We hope this finds you safe, healthy, and stocked up on reading material.

Just a quick heads-up that effective May 1, 2020, your TBR subscription will include sales tax, in compliance with your state’s regulations that require taxing of digital goods. You don’t need to do anything — this update will occur automatically in your next billing cycle.

Read on, and wash your hands.

Team TBR

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TBR Link Update

Hello, readers!

We hope this email finds you safe, well, and surrounded by snacks and good reading material.

We’re excited to share that from here on, all book titles in your TBR profiles and recommendation letters now link to the website of Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME.

The folks at Print do amazing work fulfilling all of the TBR hardcover subscriptions, and we are so grateful for their partnership. As indie bookstores continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, we encourage you to consider Print when you’re purchasing books from your TBR recommendations, your personal TBR list, or as gifts.

Print is currently offering free shipping on all orders of $20 or more. Prefer ebooks or audiobooks? They’ve got you covered too! Get your first audiobook (delivered by the rad Libro.fm) for just 99 cents, or treat your future shelf by purchasing a Print gift certificate now.

Read on, and wash your hands.

Team TBR