Why amazing books stay undiscovered
Approximately 200,000 titles are published every year in the UK. Just 17% of these are lucky enough to get a decent marketing budget and make it to the ‘Bestsellers’ List created via the media and in bookstores.
Among the other 83% are many amazing books and new authors that get squeezed out of sight in the marketing blitz of the selected known bestsellers. And there they stay...undiscovered.
How do we change that?
So how does one discover these hidden gems that typically rely on strong word of mouth to get referred?
We curate titles that have sold in decent numbers. We then hand over the job to our Algorithm, which combines reviews from leading book forums, rankings on websites, critic reviews, blogs and sales figures from publishers, to create boxes that are guaranteed to delight a book lover. We have developed the capability to combine seemingly unrelated titles from across multiple publishers and genres into meaningful boxes.
Every Box is a new story
Unlike subscription websites that have a pre-decided box of 1 or 2 books, selected by their editors every month, we have absolutely no idea what our algorithm is going to put together for the next order it receives.
Every time you open a box you will discover an author or a book that you might not have otherwise come across or selected. We hope that once you read them and love them, you will then spread the word, so that more book lovers can discover these authors and their stories.
Paying it Forward
We like to think we’re creating a big happy circle. That’s why we give a percentage of our profits to charities working for literacy, so we can all keep spreading the joy of reading across the globe.
Each year, 77 million books don’t make the shelves. Even the best ones.
Our algorithm goes through thousands of reader reviews to find the very best books for your surprise box.
We pack all these brilliant books into boxes and deliver them to you, one surprise box at a time.
Every box you buy saves 4 hidden gems from being lost forever.
Save up to 48 books per year by subscribing to our book subscription.
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Would just like to say thanks for putting together such a great package that suits me so perfectly. Though the guys in the family will groan when they have to make room for more books! Only wish I could read quicker in order to get more in.
So looking forward to my box.
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