Reader’s Circle: Virtual Fan EngagementJanet Fix
You’ve heard of book clubs (you read a variety of books, chat about them with others, face to face, over wine and cheese . . . something like that.)
You’ve heard of virtual book clubs (same as above, but not face to face).
This is the link to join the Circle: https://www.facebook.com/events/115234839073998/
I’m in love with the ways this Circle can benefit everyone involved. It gives the author a chance to learn about his writing style from a reader’s perspective, and then fine-tune accordingly. It gives the publisher an understanding of how the book impacted the readers, and if we (the publisher) are on the mark or maybe still have some things to work on. It allows the reader to engage in a back-and-forth with other readers AND the author about particular or general elements of the book. Readers become friends. Friends become readers.
No cost to join the Circle. You can join and just watch and not participate. You can join and ask all the questions you might have had when you read the book. You can join and really dig deep into the author’s psyche by asking him questions directly. You can join to . . . just join and hang with other readers. If you haven’t read the book, buy the print book here or via most any online retailer. If you don’t want to buy it until you participate, wait and then buy it. If you have read the book . . . well, that’s a whole other kinda fun. I know you’re thinking of what comments you can make already!
I wish I had come up with the idea myself. Never even thought of it. Author Phillip Vega was the one who proposed the idea, and I’m, like, “#TeamV! Yay.”
Because it really does take a team.
Thanks to everyone who has and will participate.