Sunday 24 April 2016

Market Research: I Need Your Help!

OK so guys let's get straight to the point. I'm launching a UK based book subscription box. Another one? I hear you say. I know, but so so so many of the subscription boxes I've come across are either US based with insane postage costs attached or YA focused, so I'm starting one that's genre-less with a focus towards titles published for adults. Also it will be mainly if not all books from independent publishers, with the idea that for most of us this makes it much less likely that the mystery book that month would be something we'd have already bought for ourselves, plus we would be supporting small publishing, which is a good thing!

I don't want to give away all my secrets, but I would plan to make it a box rather than just a book, and each box would be themed with gifts and useful things around the theme. I think I'd probably make it quarterly and at this early stage I'm thinking probably around £30 which would include shipping in the UK - worldwide shipping would be additional. What I want to know is, does this sound like something you'd be interested in? Titles would probably mostly be contemporary fiction with the occasional crime, science fiction, fantasy or graphic novel title thrown in just for fun. I've put together a little two minute poll, just so I can get an idea if anyone's interested in this concept before I throw money at it, if you could take a sec and fill it in I'd be really grateful!

If you'd like to be kept in the loop once I get the show on the road please leave me a way to contact you (email, twitter, whatever) in the comments! Thanks!


  1. Is there just the one question? (My internet's a bit dicky at the moment so some widgets and stuff aren't working that well.) Mercedes at Mercy's Bookish Musings is starting a UK book sub box too, so we might be spoiled for choice - it really is just too expensive to get the American ones, they end up costing twice as much with postage added!

    1. Yeah just the one, there were going to be more but my brain gave up! Well I guess if there's enough people for several UK based YA ones there'll be enough for both of us to do one :-p