My name is Ben Fox and I am an entrepreneur who LOVES to read. I can remember the exact moment when I learned to read. I was trying to read "The Snow Baby" by Margaret Hillert and I was jumping from word to word. There was this magical moment where the words came alive and it all clicked. It was one of the most amazing feelings in my life. I started Shepherd in celebration of reading, books, and the authors who make it all possible.
What is the idea based on?
I love walking around the bookstore and browsing until something grabs my attention. I want to bring that experience online. I want to help readers bump into books they would otherwise not find. And, help them follow their curiosity to new places.
And, I want to help authors meet more readers. Authors illuminate our world, take us on faraway journeys, and entertain us. There is a growing trend that authors have to become their own marketing team. That concerns me because it takes time away from writing and is very hard to do. One of my long-term goals is to help authors market themselves and give them more time to write.
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