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Book Marketing 8 Since Oprah started her book club years back, the growth of book clubs has exploded. Some five million Americans gather regularly in face-to-face book clubs. Tens of millions more join discussions in online book clubs, and the number grows daily.
Online clubs now offer exact focuses. A few years ago, my thriller novel, Brigands Key, was published in hardcover. She had already gotten her club members to agree to my book as their selection of the month.
This offer was a bit different, in that I would be talking about one novel to a group of writers that had read it in advance. The appointed day came. The mystery book club meets at our local library, the same venue in which my writers group meets, so I knew the staff and layout well.
Comfy place to give talks. This particular meeting of the book club marked a departure for them as well. They typically select a national bestseller in the mystery genre, usually a current or recent one, but sometimes from years, even decades, past.
The biggest departure, of course, was not selecting a famous title or bestselling author. I was there because my neighbor coerced the group into reading something her idiot neighbor wrote.
Going in, I harbored a sneaking suspicion that maybe only a few had actually read the book, and the rest would either not show up for the meeting at all, or sit on their hands and watch the clock.
Anyway, I yammered on about myself and some background of the novel, the genesis of the plot, the characters, and such. Near as I could tell, the members had all in fact read the book.
So we talked about setting current-day Florida, perfect for a Florida book clubmotivations, characters, plot twists, and technical details.
Promotional talks, in other words. Talking to the book club allowed me to get down to the nitty gritty. As it turned out, it became one of my most enjoyable experiences as a writer. One great thing about book clubs, besides being populated by engaged and enthusiastic readers, is that they treat the gatherings as social events.
This one was no different; they brought home-cooked dishes and desserts, and we consumed them heartily as we chatted. At the time, the novel existed only in hard cover, and therefore was a bit pricey.
Fortunately, the library stocked a couple of copies of the book, so the pressure to buy was relieved. Much as I like sales, I like even more that we have these cultural miracles called libraries, portals to the past and future, offering for free the collected thoughts of humanity to patrons.
The book club members were able to borrow and read. If you talk to a book club, arrange for a couple of copies to be available to them. Book clubs, as mentioned, are comprised of book people.
And not just casual, occasional readers. Share this post with your friends:The Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series schedules readings every quarter and features nationally known writers reading their own work.
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