Whereas, Mrs. PG scheduled a business meeting to discuss her various and sundry books today; and
Whereas, after a refresh of PG’s book-related to do list, we talked about book clubs and how indie authors might gain access to significant numbers of book clubs; and
Whereas, in the part of PG’s brain where spiderwebs are thickest is a memory from a few years ago about someone who was gathering contact information for book clubs for the purpose of helping authors launch books.
Now, Therefore, here are some questions for denizens of TPVWorld:
- Have any indie authors tried book launches/promos through book clubs (of which their friends or relatives aren’t members)? If yes, what were the results? Lessons learned? Best practices?
- Are there any reliable pipelines to more than a handful of book clubs that are indie friendly? If so, what are the costs?
- Is PG correct in his speculation that book clubs still like to deal in trade paperbacks instead of ebooks?
For Good and Valuable Consideration, Receipt of Which is Hereby Acknowledged, feel free to hold forth in the comments.