What makes Page 1 Books special? Why wouldn't I choose another book subscription box? Or order from a very large company that started as a website selling books (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)?
YOU. You are what makes what we do so special. We like to say that you are not an algorithm. You are a reader like no other reader. We listen to you. We think about you. We are inspired to share books we know you will love.
We don't just give you five books to pick from. And we are not 'pushing' titles that have big marketing budgets or sales goals. We are sharing our love of books with you, and sometimes that means a book that came out 10, 20, or 50 years ago. Where would Jane Austen be if we all only read bestsellers?
What do I actually get each month?
Page 1 Books sends you a new book each month that we have hand-chosen for you based on your tastes. We also usually include a little something extra as a surprise. Books will be a mixture of paperback and hardcover.
When will I get my books?
Books ship out on the 1st of each month for subscriptions purchased by the 25th of the prior month. Subscriptions ordered after the 25th will ship out the month after. You will receive a tracking number when your books ship.
What if I already have the book?
We want the experience to be as easy for you as possible. If you have the book or don't like what we chose, we will send you a new one straight away. No need to even go to the post office and return the original one. We ask you pass it along to someone who may enjoy it with our compliments. We think sharing good books is good karma.
How do you know what I will like?
We have a literary crystal ball in the back room. Just kidding. First, we listen. Then we rely on what we know and what we've read. Our staff loves books and authors and readers. And this is what we talk about most of the day, in our down time, during breaks, to just about anyone who will listen. Our social feeds aren't puppies or kittens, they are books. (Okay, with a few cute furry animals thrown in!)
How do I let you know what I like?
Our sneaky smart system won't let you finalize the order if you don't tell us your preferences. You will be prompted to answer a few questions in the text boxes. Type as much as you like. Tell us everything. Write your own novel! Also, a Goodreads handle is very helpful to avoid sending you books you've already read.
What do you charge for shipping?
We ship via media mail to keep costs down. The shipping cost for a three-month subscription is $10 total. Not $10 per month, but for all three months. Total shipping for a six-month subscription is $15, and it's $25 for a 12-month subscription. However, there is a Priority option if you simply can't wait to get your books.