Today’s piece of Reading Tub® history: All those books.
When we started writing profiles in the summer of 2003, we started with books on our kids’ shelves and the bounty offered by our local library. We were three families, with kids 2 years to 6 years old (three girls, one boy).
By February 2004, authors began to find us. Pretty incredible, now that I think about us … we weren’t exactly focused on SEO. [I didn’t even know what that was!] And we trolled along at an even pace.
In June 2005, I sent a short blurb to PMA, The Independent Publishers Marketing Association, and the floodgates opened. Within a month, we went from having about 20 books to more than 150 books. By the end of the year, we had received nearly 400 books! Luckily, our group of family reviewers began to grow, so we had help with reading books and writing profiles.
In 2006, things evened out, but in 2007, we’re back to a dizzying pace, and not a day goes by where we don’t receive at least one new book!
As we approach our Fourth Anniversary, we currently have written 821 reviews, and have about 235 books on the shelf. And to think, we were SO excited to break 100 reviews just 3 years ago!