This was supposed to be:
How to Find a Reader …
And it started like this:
Ooooooh! BookClubs – love bookclubs … which one?
There are bookclubs out there, and places readers can apply to get pre-published books as long as they do a review. There are places readers can go to find books published by that publisher (and affiliates).
It’s all so hard, though, to rummage through all the stuff to get to a book that looks like one I’d like to read …
Where can I go, as a reader, to find a book by scrolling through a simplified list based on my preferences?
There’s the Silver Empire book club starting up – which looks really interesting … but is it only their books? I like the idea, it could save me time and effort when looking for a good read – yes, I read; I read lots of books, fiction, non-fiction, blue-prints, magazines, anthologies, planning documents, future-gaming docs, programming process docs … I read a lot (a slight obsession, one I’m happy to live with).
I like to read, and I like to write, but …
What if I want to submit my books to a book club list?
Do I need to start my own book club to get my books on the bookclub lists?
I don’t want to pay a company to get me reviews, I want readers to read my books, and I want to read books with stories I like to read.
Yes, I like my books, but I’ve already read them … and I know the ending. Where can I put my books so others can find and read them?
When I look for books to read, where do I go? I want books new to me, interesting, fresh stories; interesting, fresh writers. Where do I find them without wading through so much other stuff that I give up and go back to an old favourite?
Maybe I’ll start a ‘holiday program’ and link to a few authors on BookBub …
well, we can’t get out and about at the moment, so why not see if this takes off?
It may come down to a PR slogan:
Take your holiday in a book, safe and cost-effective!
And you can holiday several times in one week, still cost-effective!
So, how do I create a bookclub holiday destination where we can choose to:
– battle monsters in a Sword & Sorcery,
– befriend aliens in a Light Sci-Fi First Contact, or
– meet real magic on the Urban Fantasy train
Thinking on it, and I wonder if it might be a better idea if I can talk someone else into doing this bookclub idea …
wanna have a shot?
Where is that tongue to stick in my cheek? Or should I just clamp down and clam up?