HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BookGirl.TV, a new site that empowers women to thrive, launched today to inspire and encourage women readers and writers. Created to connect, inform and motivate, BookGirl.TV is a new reading and writing resource for women. Founded by award-winning author Tessa Smith McGovern, the site provides a community where women readers and writers can have fun, find balance and achieve their goals. BookGirl.TV hosts a monthly video book club and features video interviews with best-selling and emerging authors, book reviews and recommendations, online writing courses, writing tips and tricks, delectable cocktail recipes, book quizzes, exclusive BookGirl Limited Edition Collectibles, free books and much more!
Forged from 20 years of writing experience, successfully navigating the publishing industry and teaching, BookGirl.TV helps writers achieve their creative goals and makes it easier for readers to find the right books. An online video book club, BookGirl.TV delivers a new infotainment-driven web series that brings information, fun and inspiration to women. Both book clubs and individual readers and writers can curl up weekly to join in the merriment with the BookGirl web series, airing Thursdays at 7 p.m. EST via BookGirl.TV and its YouTube channel. The series also syndicates on iTunes, BlipTV and Dailymotion, with more platforms in development.
"BookGirl.TV was created to make reading and writing more fun, and to encourage women to get together in groups and help each other maintain their momentum. It's geared to facilitate a supportive, stimulating way for women readers and writers to achieve their goals," said Tessa Smith McGovern, founder of BookGirl.TV. "BookGirl.TV is a quintessential destination for women readers and writers – a supportive community where women readers and writers can connect, reach goals, find balance and have fun. When these groups are sustained over time, it can literally make a different, richer and better person of you. It has me."
McGovern is an award-winning short-story writer whose many publication credits include the Connecticut Review and the English Arts Council at the Southbank Centre, London. She is also an educator at Sarah Lawrence College where she brings valuable insight into long- or short-form, fiction, non-fiction or poetry for beginners to advanced writers through her knowledge of the Internet, the publishing world and digital publishing.
McGovern also is founder and editor of eChook™ Digital Publishing, which publishes short-story collections on multiple mobile platforms as well as original web-based stories at echook.com. eChook attracts thousands of readers in 100+ countries with 26 million impressions on Facebook and 1,100+ Twitter followers.
Beyond a virtual presence, BookGirl is rolling out its first local event to serve readers and writers. BookGirl will host a Reading and Networking Party on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. EST. The event will be held at Barnes and Noble, Post Plaza Shopping Center, 1076 Post Road East, Westport, Conn., 06880. BookGirl's Reading and Networking Party will attract writers, editors, self-publishing advisors, marketers and local and online workshop leaders. Notable readers will include: best-selling author Jane Green, Cathy Allman, Carla Carlson, Karen Dukess, John Gredler, Kimberly Ann Nunes and Steve Lewis. For more information, sign up for the BookGirl e-newsletter at www.BookGirl.tv.
Created by award-winning author and educator Tessa Smith McGovern, BookGirl.TV is a new platform that empowers women readers and writers to thrive. Designed for women 35+ years-old, BookGirl.TV is the quintessential destination for female readers and writers, offering a supportive community to connect, inform and motivate. BookGirl hosts a video book club and an innovative new infotainment-driven web series that delivers information, fun and inspiration to female writers. The site also offers a free biweekly e-newsletter, book recommendations, online writing courses, gifts, book quizzes, limited edition collectible books, free books and more.