Good Books on the Starbucks Digital Network
The first few weeks since the launch of the Starbucks Digital Network in partnership with Yahoo! have been very exciting, with interest growing every day. I hope you’re enjoying this special enhancement to your Internet experience in our stores.
There’s something about the coffeehouse environment that invites reading, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to highlight a couple of the interesting literary offerings on the network.
Bookish Reading Club gives you free access to four new books for two weeks at a time, chosen from leading publishers. This is your chance to pre-read a favorite author before making a purchase decision, and it’s exclusive to Starbucks. Some recent selections include new works from three of my favorite mystery writers: Dennis Lehane, Robert B. Parker and Stuart Woods. There will be many other good fiction and non-fiction titles as well.
Speaking of non-fiction titles, New Word City presents generous excerpts of short digital-only books by prominent business authors. Seth Godin and his new e-book Graceful was our first feature. Look for new titles from Jeff Gitomer and Don Tapscott in the future.
We’ll continue to build and tailor the Starbucks Digital Network to bring even more great content, services and opportunities to you in the coming months. And we invite and welcome your comments and suggestions – let us know what you’d like to see. As always a good place to share your ideas is at My Starbucks Idea. Happy reading!