club members and avid readers can get involved with The Book Club
Network and all the fun. But how can authors get involved at The Book
Club Network? Let me offer ideas that won’t take a lot of time.
First, authors can join the
network and set up their pages. It’s amazing to see how creative author
pages are. Some have listed all of their books. Others post their Book
Trailers and links to their Websites and blogs. That’s all free.
Second, make an event at The
Book Club Network and they will be displayed on the Website’s front
page at the bottom. Any book signings, book launches, or just plain
book fun you are involved with, such as book fairs, teaching
opportunities, conferences for writers, are great things to post on
TBCN. It’s a great way to connect with readers and book clubs. If they
know where you will be, they can connect with you at these events.
Third, authors can get involved
in our monthly giveaways. B & H Publisher and Bethany House
sponsor us monthly to promote their books. We’ve had great fun and the
number of books they give away are significant. We also do more to
promote their authors and books.
Authors can give away, books,
bookmarks, book club kits, snacks, or gift cards—whatever they choose
to provide. Here are a few things I need from authors to put their book
covers on the front page of TBCN.
I Need from Authors
1. The title of the books they are giving away and how many copies
2. A copy of the book cover (send as an attachment, please)
3. The authors Bio
4. A head shot (please, send as an attachment)
5. YouTube links of Book Trailers
Once the contest is over, I will
e-mail the author the names and address of those who won that month.
I’d Like Authors to:
1. Attend the Live event at TBCN the month their books are being
2. Talk about TBCN in some way, put a button of The Book Club Network
on their blogs or Websites, or wherever they want (nothing big, just
something to help gather book clubs to the network the month their
books are featured)
If authors would like to get
their publishers involved, we can do even more promotion.
Sponsoring Publishers’ Featured Books, TCBN Will:
1. Read and review their books to develop questions specific to the
book being featured. Send Interview questions to author, unique to the
2. Post the complete interview on my blog, www.psalm516.blogspot.com,
Finding Hope Through Fiction (756 followers as of 10-10-11)
Put up a banner of the book being promoted on my blog all month long
4. Announce the Big Giveaway on The Book Club Network Website,
www.bookfun.org, before and up to the event, which is usually the third
Monday of the month
5. Put part of the interview on the front page of TBCN (we almost have
1,400 members as of 10-20-11) with link to blog with complete interview
and a giveaway readers can enter
6. Once the giveaway and interview are posted on my blog and on TBCN
front page, I make announcements around the Web
I write book reviews and post
them on my blog with author bio and an announcement about the giveaway
opportunity at The Book Club Network that month. I also post the review
to several sites, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD,
Goodreads, Shelfari, Novel Reviews (sister site to Novel Rocket), and
publishers’ pages on FB. If the book is suspense, I also post it on
Right before the contest we post
about the live event around the Web, reminding everyone about the
After the Contest
We also post on my blog, my FB
wall, and TBCN FB page of who won what prizes.
We do several things during the
live event. If your publisher is interested in talking with us, I’ll be
glad to give them a list of our services!
I love helping spread the word
about authors’ books as much as I love talking and helping book clubs.
Please e-mail me if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’d be glad to help you in anyway I can!
Until next time.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO
BRING YOUR WHOLE GROUP!
Or create a group on our Network.