Hey, hello, and howdy, Quill to Live readers! And thanks for visiting our site, whether this is your first excursion into our TBR-addled brains or you’re a daily visitor.
We’ve been around since 2015, and The Quill To Live has changed very little in that time, aesthetically speaking. What started as a passion project by site founder Andrew has grown into a respected destination for content that’s as fun to read as the books we write about. In its current state, The Quill To Live staff comprises Andrew, his wife Julia, Alex, and Cole (hey, that’s me!). We work together to bring you polished content about the books we adore (or the books we hate) for one reason: we love to read.
And now, the time is as ripe for change as it ever has been. So we’re giving the site some much-needed TLC. Here’s what you can expect.
New Logo and Branding
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already noticed we have a new site logo. We hired a brilliant designer to create a logo that we thought best captured what The Quill To Live is all about, and quite frankly she knocked it out of the park.
Speaking of Bookshop…
You might see more overt nudges to buy books from our Bookshop.org storefront. If you want to read a book we’ve reviewed, just click on the picture that looks like this in the review:
When you purchase a book using our link, we get a small portion of the profits, and another portion supports independent bookstores.
We’ll use any proceeds from our Bookshop storefront to operate the site and keep it looking fresh.
Speaking of Site Looks…
You might see some changes to The Quill To Live’s structure. We toyed with the idea of a complete overhaul and a move to a self-hosted platform. But at the end of the day we decided that would take too much time away from reading books and writing reviews, which is why we’re here in the first place.
Instead, you can expect to see some small changes and possibly even an updated theme or new site features. Our main goal is to make the site easy to navigate. More on this to come!
Thanks for being a part of our journey, and we hope you’ll stick around. We’ve got some great things in store. Keep up with The Quill To Live right here–new content every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday–or on Twitter @QuillToLive.