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August 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Posted by admin

Thirteen years ago today we launched We started out with a site on AOL called The Book Report that morphed into a few years later.

Over these last very lucky 13 years I have had the pleasure of watching this website build and become a place where readers connect with authors and books --- with about half a million unique visitors each month, a far cry from 13 years ago when only the staff was logging on.

I, who always considered myself a good reader, have learned so much these last years from our readers, as well as from our reviewers. I cannot tell you how many times reading reviews and comments on the site have made me want to pick up a new book or discover a new author.

So tonight I raise my mouse to celebrate you, our readers. And I want to thank our amazing editorial staff including Tom Donadio, our absolutely brilliant and amazingly organized and diligent Editorial Director: Marisa Emralino, our Editorial Coordinator who juggles many balls to ensure that features like Word of Mouth and Question are available on schedule and without typos: Alex Kassl, our Advertising/Promotion Associate who ensures that our contests, giveaways and special features are ready for you and our Web Producer, Vicky Kariolic who gets the train out of the station every week.

Thank you all for make this one terrific ride for me.