nb newbooks, a magazine aimed at readers and reading groups, was first published in 2000. From the start the magazine has been a remarkable success, and with its genuinely unique selling proposition – the offer of free copies of each of our Recommended Reads every issue* – nb has become a firm favourite with readers far and wide.
Having worked in publishing for over 20 years, publisher Guy Pringle recognised at the outset the growing influence of reading groups and the power of word-of-mouth recommendation in breaking new writing talent into the marketplace.
“By creating a ‘shop window’ for reading groups to gaze longingly into, and getting books into the hands of people who talk about them and recommend them to their friends, I knew that our proposition was a winner. Book publishers could see the value of a sampling exercise and it is acknowledged that books like Captain Corelli’s Mandolin achieved major success thanks to the word of mouth that reading groups represent. ”
nb magazine has played a major role in the success of books such as Salley Vickers’ Miss Garnet’s Angel, Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper, Alexander McCall Smith’s The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones and Audrey Niffenegger’s, The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Along the way, big interviews with leading authors, discovering exciting new talent and publishing insightful reviews by our legion of readers like you we have maintained our reputation for integrity and objectivity.
In 2104, realizing the synergies of nudge-book.com – we share an absolute passion for books – nb and nudge combined to maximize their appeal across the internet and in print. We like to think together we now represent the best of all worlds for all readers.
* The books are genuinely free and you can have all, some, or none from each issue. All we ask is you cover our p&p costs.