Happy National Reading Group Month! Connecting with reading groups or book clubs is a great way to earn lots of readers at once. These are captivated audiences who are invested in enjoying and understanding your book. And swept up in the excitement of a stimulating discussion, they may be likely to text, email, or post about your book before they’ve even gotten back in their car to return home!
So, become a best friend to book clubs. Here are 3 practical ideas to consider:
- Write a reading club guide. Include questions—about your characters, theme, voice, message, etc.—in the back of your book and/or on your website for free download.
- Set up a reading group book tour. Thanks to video calling, you can tour book clubs worldwide from the comfort of your own home. Just as you would in a bookstore tour, you might read a selection from your book or answer reader questions.
- Offer bulk order discounts to book clubs. Consider other incentives for readers who come together in small and large groups to discuss your book.
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