Read Local, South Jersey: Hometown Reads – A New Place to Discover Great Reads
While many book-lovers depend upon recommendations from friends to find great books, South Jersey readers have a new web-based resource available to connect to local SJ authors. Readers can discover books from South Jersey authors via Hometown Reads at http://hometownreads.com/city/South-Jersey with books from many genres — something for every reader’s interests.
Hometown Reads wants to fuel literacy in local areas while tapping into people’s desires to embrace everything local. If you shop local, go one more step and READ local. Hometown Reads’ digital bookshelf means you can easily browse local area books.
Additionally, Hometown Reads seeks to identify more authors to feature on the site. At no cost, authors can sign up to have their books featured at hometownreads.com/join.
Becky Robinson, founder of Hometown Reads, pointed out that the program is the first of its kind.
“Until Hometown Reads, there was no way to harness the power of online connection to introduce authors and readers living in the very same zip code,” stated Robinson
Already, the website showcases over 3,000 books—a local work to suit every reader’s taste. Currently, featured titles from South Jersey include:
- Asbury Park Revisited by Lisa Lamb of Asbury Park, New Jersey
- Desert Bliss by Rachel Bate of South Jersey
- Stalemate by Ginger Sharp of Clarksburg, New Jersey
- Haunted Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties by Kelly Lin Gallagher-Roncace of Pennsville, New Jersey
- When Dolphins Mourn by Linda Bozzo of Piscataway, New Jersey
- Storm Portal by Michael R. Stern of Riverton, New Jersey
- They Followed the Call by Al Lohn of Jackson, New Jersey
- The Long Harbor Testament by Tom Minder of Turnersville, New Jersey
- The Many Afterlives of John Robert Thompson by Valerie Lioudis of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
- The Philadelphia Flyers by Russ Cohen of Glassboro, New Jersey
Hometown Reads also features authors from Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles and over 70 other locations across the country.
Hometown Reads is a division of Weaving Influence, a boutique digital and public relations firm. It specializes in serving authors with comprehensive book marketing services. Find more at www.weavinginfluence.com.