I was studying the Duolit Author Website Checklist PDF, trying to figure out how I could improve my multiple blogs (*sigh* yeah don’t get me started, one’s for a University Assignment, so there’s not much I can do about that one) and I noticed the term “Book Club Kit”.
As I had no idea what that was, I decided to google it. Apparently big publishing companies like to make these kits for Book Clubs (which are apparently a pretty big deal), discussions and questions to ask with relevance to the book, and these kits are pretty common with Libraries. The Library will organize a list of books and the Leader of Book Club can order the required amount of books through the Library.
It’s pretty much the Library organizing a “What to Read This Year” book list, some Libraries set up a simple PDF file with a table set-up or there’s the Oprah Book-Club Reading List, which is more complicated and aesthetically pleasing. It all depends on how much time and money is available.
I guess it’s a good idea if you want to read books with a group but don’t know who to get involved with or what books to read. Personally, My “To Be Read” list is never ending, I’ve never had a problem with finding books, they always seem to find me. However, I had never thought of applying such a concept to my own works of Fiction or Novels. That would mean I would have to have finished one of my many Novel Project Ideas, actually finish the first draft, revise and edit first draft numerous times, organize the layout and format of the manuscript within InDesign, publish it through an online service such as Smashwords.
I know it sounds like I’m putting the cart before the horse, I should probably have a finished product before I start thinking about Book Club Kits, but I thought it might be good to start posting up a PDF file of recommended reads, nothing fancy, just a table-format job with a couple of columns.
Opinions? Thoughts? Suggestions? Let me know in the comments
The Reading Club
Reading Group Guides
How To Start Your Own Book Club – Oprah
Starting a Book Club checklist – Real Simple
How to Start a Book Club – LitLovers
Read-Think-Talk – LitLovers
How to Start a Book Group – WikiHow