ShebooksAn e-publishing, profit-sharing platform to be developed for quality, long-form journalism, memoir and fiction by women writers. Founders are Peggy Northrop, former Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief, and best-selling author Laura Fraser.


Shebooks Prints Best-of Anthology

November 25, 2014 Laura Fraser

Shebooks, a new media company devoted to e-books written for and about women, has republished the best of its 2014 memoirs in a new print anthology, Whatever Doesn’t Kill You: Six Memoirs of Resilience, Strength, and Forgiveness. It is selling the book for $15.99 starting in November 2014.


SheBooks Offering Two E-books per Week

April 9, 2014 Laura Fraser

Only months after its January 2014 launch,, an e-publishing platform for women writers, has 29 titles that are being sold for $2.99 each. They are available for Kindle through Amazon, Nook through Barnes & Noble., tablets and smart phones through the free Kindle app, or can be read on a computer – Just go to to set up your Amazon Cloud Reader

More 1,675 books have been sold in the first quarter of 2014. is averaging more than 6,000 visits a month with more than 30 percent repeat visitors. And 40 percent of our emails are being opened.

A full web site offering subscriptions will launch soon.


E-Products for Start-Ups

February 12, 2014 Laura Fraser

J-Lab, American University’s SOC and MAME programs, The National Press Club sponsored the New Media Women Entrepreneurs: Making New Ideas Happen summit. The summit featured 11 talks on how to make a start-up work. Watch the other talks on Vimeo.

Laura Fraser and Rachel Greenfield talk about Shebooks and what it taught her about getting an e-product on the market.

Making Your Start Up Work: E-Products – Laura Fraser from J-Lab on Vimeo.


Writing Contests and Weekly Releases Propel Shebooks Launch

February 6, 2014 Laura Fraser

Shebooks, the new publishing platform for short e-books by women, for women, launched Jan. 2 and now has 12 e-books and some top rankings in Amazon’s hot releases.

Shebooks is planning to bring out a new release each week (initially available on Kindle and Nook). In April, we plan to roll out our own e-reader and subscription service for readers.

In only one month of publishing with a mini-site, we have made a splash including a mention on NPR’s “All Things Considered” series “The New and The Next,” where founder Carlos Watson described Shebooks as “tantalizing reads.”

We’ve also managed to land at #1 and #2 in Amazon’s hot releases in the essay category, with Elizabeth ...


Shebooks, New Women’s E-Book Publisher, Launches

January 2, 2014 Laura Fraser

The following is from an official press release from Shebooks:

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Shebooks ( entered the booming e-singles market today with a collection of nine titles aimed at the largest reader segment – women. Shebooks also announced plans for a unique subscription offering for accessing the publisher’s growing collection of titles. The nine titles released on the Shebooks preview site today (view on include six memoirs and three works of fiction by well-established authors and essayists, including Hope Edelman, Marion Winik, Faith Adiele, Jessica Anya Blau andSuzanne Paola.

former Editor-in-Chief of More,current Editor-in-Chief of Sunset) and publishing veteran Rachel Greenfield (former Executive Vice President, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia). Shebooks was awarded a seed grant ...


Shebooks Launches Soon with 30 Titles

October 7, 2013 Laura Fraser is launching in late fall– with 30 titles of great short e-books by women. We have lined up an amazing list of writers giving us original work.


New Name, Complicated Technology Choices

July 18, 2013 Laura Fraser

Deciding our original “First Person Female” name was too wordy, we’ve come up with something shorter:  “Shebooks,” as in short e-books for women. Our taglline: Every woman has a story.

We also brought in a third partner, Rachel Greenfield, who has deep publishing experience with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Ziff-Davis.  We have created an LLC and are now working through our web and tech options.

We are finding the world of technology platforms for e-readers to be complex and confusing. The easy plug-and play solutions are created by companies that would gladly eat up a huge percentage of our sales.  We are committed not only to publishing women writers, but paying them good money for their hard work.