Archives - July 2010
I had lunch yesterday with an author friend of mine who had his first novel published this year. He's still trying to figure things out in publishing world, so he was asking some questions about how and why things are the way they are.
One of the things he wanted to know was why he should participate in signings and events at independents when they often didn't seem to draw as big a crowd or sell as many books as the chains.
When a book wins an award and has that lovely seal added to it's cover, do you automatically add it to your list? Well how 'bout the nominees? They've got to be pretty good too, right? Well if you'll consider the nominees, you could have your book club reading list for the next year all set as the judges for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for fiction announced their longlist earlier this week.
Lauren Belfer, today's guest blogger and author of A FIERCE RADIANCE, is an amazing storyteller. Just by talking about how she researched her book and sharing some of the real tidbits she uncovered she has completely drawn me in. A FIERCE RADIANCE will definitley be on my "must read" list.
When we think of book clubs or reading groups, we automatically think books and then maybe wine or delicious snacks, but I think sometimes we forget what book clubs are really about. People. People who share our love of reading whether they share our opinions or not.
In today's post, regular contributor Jamie Layton tells us what books are jumping off the shelves at Duck's Cottage on the Outer Banks. From national and international favorites to works by local authors, Jamie gives us the booksellers view for Summer 2010. Any local favorites in your area?
Today’s book clubs in the news post features lives being changed by books, books being changed by technology and Karl Rove. What more could you ask for?
In today's guest post, Marjorie Hart author of SUMMER AT TIFFANY, tells the amazing story of her second chapter. I'm inspired. Enough said.
The Second Chapter
Hey...we've all missed a book club meeting here or there. We're busy, or out of town or maybe we just don't feel like going. It happens. But I'm here to encourage you to go if there is any way you can. Your book club needs you. If everyone just willy-nilly didn't show up there might only be one or two there and that's not exactly how it was meant to be. So to that end, I have compiled a list of acceptable excuses for missing book club: