Advantages of Book Clubs

Mascot Illustration of Books Having Coffee Together - Book Club

I love Book Clubs and Reader’s Groups! Last week, I was having a conversation with another author and the subject of Book Clubs came up. He asked what I thought the advantages were to being connected with a book club, and how I linked up to them.

First, the advantages…

  • New friends
  • Loyal fans
  • Loyal reviewers
  • Great place to find beta readers and proofers
  • Readers will share your book with their friends
  • Wonderful animated discussions about the author’s stories, plots and characters
  • The wine’s not too shabby either

All I want as an author is to give readers joy and a few hours of escape while reading one of my stories. Knowing, friends in a book club who enjoy my books are reading something I’ve written and then invite me to discuss it with them, fuels my writing engine. I’m linked up with a few book clubs and they are all fantastic to spend time with.

How did I find them?  Here are a few ways to become hooked up with a book club.

  • If you want to approach a book club as an author, be sure your genre matches what they enjoy reading
  • The best way to meet members of a book club is to invest the time and money into attending author/reader events.
    • There are groups on Facebook that advertise these events in your area or you can use Google for Author Events
  • Check with your local library for book clubs that meet there and enjoy reading your genre
  • Ask at local book stores
  • Ask your friends
  • There are book club groups on social media sites like Facebook, Goodreads, etc. Be careful introducing yourself into these clubs as an author. Many clubs are spammed by authors only wanting to sell their books. Don’t be this person. Join the club for the pure joy of discussing good books.

Readers enjoy meeting authors and learning about the writing process. Becoming aligned with a book club has been a fabulous experience for me. I’ve also made some very special friends.

 

 

About Kelly Abell

I am a writer, blogger, and graphic artist. My aim for you is to utilize this blog to help you improve your writing skills, and to educate you on the publishing business. If you need help with writing, want to self-publish a book and need advice, or just want to kick a story idea around to see what works best, that's what I'm here for. As I gain knowledge from editors and publishers, I will share that knowledge with you. As writers we should always strive to improve our craft and grow. A day should not pass where you haven't learned or tried something new with your writing. Many thanks to my Night Owl Friend, Lea Ellen Borg for editing my posts! Best to you and all your characters and stories. Write on, my friends...Write on.
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2 Responses to Advantages of Book Clubs

  1. I’m going to link to this on Wednesday if it’s all right with you. my friend! Thanks for sharing the helpful insights!

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  2. lisaguertin says:

    I know our book club feels blessed to have found you and your books.

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