In this episode we are going to talk about book clubs and how to get them choose your book.
- Book clubs buy more than one book
- They have influence, they talk! And they post!
- They’re often repeat customers (if you thrill them)
Understand The Life of a Book Club Organizer
- Super Busy
- Big Reader
- GoodReads power user
- Frustrated that her book club members don’t always read the book and that people are hit and miss
- She doesn’t pick books she hasn’t already read and loved. (or had recommended by a trusted friend).
Different Kinds of Groups
- Formal Reading Groups
- Informal Reading Groups
- Bible Studies
- Meetup Groups (Mops, Austin Dog Owners, etc)
- Online book clubs/groups
How to Attract Book Clubs
- Write a good book that would be interesting to discuss.
- Add discussion questions to each chapter (or at the end of the book).
- Put an invite in the back of your book!
- Email your list about your resources and willingness to Skype in
- Watch social media and when your book is mentioned, comment about your willingness to participate
- Share stories of participating in past book clubs. Share photos! Tag the book club leader and others if you can.
- Prepare a one sheet to give to librarians.
- Search for book clubs on meetup.com.
- Have your launch team recommend your book in the clubs they are apart of.
- Have a page on your website where reading group resources.
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