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What is it?

Books on Dragonwings will be a quarterly subscription box that will include 1) one hand-picked new science fiction or fantasy title that I have personally read and loved, 2) one or two high quality items themed directly around the included book, and 3) a list of recommendations for after you have finished the book and need another one to read!

What if I already have the book?

I know I personally worry about joining subscription services because I probably have already read the included book by the time it comes out or am not interested in it. Therefore, each book will be announced a month ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about getting a duplicate or something you don’t want to read. If you have already gotten a finished copy from the publisher and loved it, there will eventually be an option to get just the goodies to go along with your new favorite book.

What will it cost?

There will be two options: 1) Single purchases where you buy one box at a time after the book is announced with no recurring fee. This will be $33 before shipping. 2) Recurring purchase that you can cancel before a set date each quarter. This is for those of you who are confident you’ll want every box and want a bit of a discount. This will be $30 each quarter before shipping. I am also offering a $23 ($20 recurring, includes shipping) option that is everything except the book for those of you who already have the book or have already read it.

How do you decide on the book?

I work with publishers big and small to be able to read books I think would be a good fit in advance. Only when I find a book that knocks my socks off my little dragon feet do I go forward with planning out the box. There are a lot of books coming out every quarter, so my goal is to help you find the absolute best to read. I will also make a members’ only area for anyone who has purchased a box in the past. There you can nominate upcoming books that you are really excited about and I will do my best to see if they would be a good fit. I’ll also be posting the book recommendations there after each quarter so that you don’t have to worry about losing your physical copy. If you’ve ever purchased a box previously, you can see the recommendations even if you didn’t buy this quarter.

What age range will the books be in?

I believe that amazing science fiction and fantasy can focus on characters of any age. Therefore, the books I consider will be both YA and adult. I also read a lot of middle grade so let me know if you’d be interested in a middle grade themed box. Generally, I will focus on books that are science fiction or fantasy first and romance second. A lot of YA (and some adult!) doesn’t actually meet that goal, so I’ll be only including the ones that do. If you love books with amazing worlds, magic, technology, creatures, and characters, I’ll be picking books that will appeal to you.

Why only quarterly?

I read every book that I decide to include and therefore a lot of books I decide aren’t perfect for the box. I want to make sure that I have time to make every box absolutely fantastic.

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I have a question/comment!

Awesome! Let me know at anya (at) onstarshipsanddragonwings (dot) com :D.

I make pretty book-related products that would be great for your box!

Yey, I love finding new artists to work with. Email me with the details at anya (at) onstarshipsanddragonwings (dot) com and we’ll start plotting.

Samples can be sent to:

Anya Johnson
PO Box 513
Grand Haven, MI 49417