Have you ever wondered who puts book subscription packages together? Have you ever thought about the process involved in putting these wonderful subscription packages together?
Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t – but todays post on the blog we get some answers to those questions!
You might remember a few weeks ago my post Are Book Subscriptions Worth it? In the post I reviewed my book subscription from Relove Print. A book subscription service with a difference.
On todays blog I’m chatting with the creators behind this service! Read on to find out more about the behind the scenes of a book subscription service.
If you don’t know about Relove Print they are a book subsciption based in Australia. Based on information you provide them with, they will pick out a gently used second-hand book for you to enjoy each month. How cool is that? Each month in addition to your book you will receive a handmade bookmark, and a few additional goodies.
Throughout this post I’ll be sharing some photos from my July parcel. At the end, you’ll find a discount code if you feel like giving Relove Print a try this month!
About Relove Print:
Who makes up the Relove Print Team?
Our team is made up of a partnership. We also have some family and friends that help out around packing time to get our subscriptions out!
What inspired you to start up the Relove Print book subscription service?
We were really into going to garage sales/facebook marketplace. We started to see how many books were getting thrown out because people just had too many and not enough space. We hated to think that they would end up in landfills.
Where do you source the second-hand books from?
Garage sales, facebook marketplace, gumtree and ebay. Mainly we try to intercept books getting thrown out! We also keep a close eye on op shops that are overflowing in books.
What is the process each month in putting together your subscribers package?
Basically, a lot of hard work finding and choosing a book that suits everyone of our subscribers is always a challenge. Getting them all packed using sustainable/eco friendly packaging rather then putting it in a box is a very intensive task. It makes it a busy time of the month.
Is it difficult personally selecting books for your subscribers?
The surveys subscribers fill out when signing up provide us with a good guide to people’s taste which makes selecting books a lot easier. There is difficulty because we do strive to get that perfect book for everybody!
What are some of your favourite past items you have included with the books for subscribers?
We have teamed up with QI tea a couple times to provide tea for those months. That was probably our favourite as we both really enjoy their tea. We really enjoyed working with QI tea as they really supported and promoted us when we were just starting out.
Get to know the creators:
Who are some of your favourite authors?
We both enjoy different authors which helps us cover a range of genres. Some of our favourite authors would be:
Gwen Harwood, Sarah J Maas, George Orwell, the H.P Lovecraft universe, John Silvester and growing up Lemony Snicket really got me into reading!
What are you currently reading?
One of us is reading Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass and the other Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig.
If you could be one literary character for a day, who would you be and why?
I think everyone has dreamed of being in the wizarding world. We both wish we got that Hogwarts letter at 11.
Tea or Coffee with your book?
I am definitely 300% coffee but my business partner is probably 500% tea.
“We started to see how many books were getting thrown out because people just had too many and not enough space. We hated to think that they would end up in landfills.”Dylan – Relove Print
One of my favourite things about this book subscription service is their environmental consciousness. They strive to give books that would otherwise be disposed of, a longer life. To give readers a new book to love that’s perfect for them. I think that’s pretty great!
My books that I’ve recieved from Relove Print have been wonderful, and I’ve enjoyed them immensely. I’ve been surprised by how well the team matched my reading preferences to the books they’ve supplied me with. You can tell there’s a lot of care and thought that goes into the books selected, as well as the items included with the book.
At this stage Relove Print only ships within Australia, so apologies to my international readers. However, if you’re in the land of Aus like me, you’re in luck.
Relove Print has generously offered a discount code to subscribers of Steph Huddleston Writing. Yay! Enter the code: Stephwriting when you check out to get 15% off your first month subscribing. Thank you Dylan and the rest of the Relove Print team! You guys are awesome!
This book subscription service is really affordable! A three month package costs me under $11 a month, which is awesome. Using the discount code above this subscription service is even more affordable for you! Living in Australia, most book subscription services might not even ship to us – or if they do it can be expensive! Today subscribing is even cheaper for you if you use the discount code: Stephwriting.
If you’d like to subscribe to Relove Print (or even gift a subscription to someone special) head to their website here.
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