Church Publishing has a new facebook fan page up and running. Visit us anytime at www.facebook.com/churchpublishing to ‘Like’ our page
After spending some time trying to create a shopping cart below our header (some of the big publishers are lucky enough to have custom-made internship and imprint blocks) we’ve been checking out Riffle Books, a new way to discover stuff to read via a very visual social channel. In addition to attracting the eye using big pictures so that books sell themselves by cover design, it has cool tools pushing people to read along the lines of 50 titles to read before I die -or- required reading for my ideal wife to buy. As a cliché, and from a writer, you should never judge a book by its cover. But that’s not really how you’ll be introduced to new titles here – beautiful covers only entice you to tear open their jacket.Riffle Books is a social platform. Novels that pass before you are ones friends and book club buddies have run their hands through. In that sense it’s sort of like Goodreads, a service that I’m a member of and share a large network with but don’t use as often as my to-do list tells me to.
On Facebook I stare at posts capturing sights unseen instead of reading more informative textual messages. It’s a digital age, and our attention span is getting that short. Visual perception is instantaneous, Riffle Books may just be the new service that gets you to read your next book. If it does that’s great because we’re writers. Go ahead and try it out by clicking the image of Abraham Lincoln to peep their site. But before you do ‘Like’ the new Church Publishing Fan Page so we can keep in touch! -Noodle