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Myths of the Mirror

book-club

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your book selected by a book club?

Well, yeah.

The main thing that makes a book “book club ready” is the presence of questions that invite discussion. For each of my books, I have 10 questions that I compiled specifically around the themes, characters, and reader experience of the book.

Book club questions (also called Discussion Guides) are common in many academic books and are often located at the ends of chapters or in the back matter. When it comes to general fiction, placing your book club questions in the back matter is the best way to get them noticed, but not the only way. You can also direct readers to your website where a separate page or pretty pdf is linked to your book’s info.

At the end of this post is a list of potential book club questions that you can customize…

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Comments on: "Are you Book Club ready?" (10)

  1. Thanks again for sharing, Bette! Have fun with these 🙂

  2. This is the very thing I was thinking about today! It must be a sign to get started on some questions! Thanks, Bette!
    A

    • Me too, Adrienne! I was delighted to find Diana’s wonderful post. I’ve been meaning to get started on this and now I’ve no excuses. Thanks for stopping by to check it out and have fun working on yours. 🙂

  3. Some excellent advice. I offer my readers the option of a “group Skype” to give them the ability to “meet” the author and ask questions directly. Others might enjoy this. 🙂

    • What a great idea, Joe! Sounds like a great way to connect with readers and oh what fun it must be… Have a beautiful and blessed weekend, my friend. 🙂

  4. tales2inspire said:

    Diana, you sparked another idea in my head so I thank you so much for sharing your creativity – and just at the right time. I am in the process of revising some of my Tales2Inspire books by adding more stories to them. So last night I sat down and wrote thoughtful questions to add to end of both my Topaz and Ruby Collections. Another “Authors Helping Authors” idea. Together we can move mountains!

  5. Bette, Thanks so much for sharing….much food for thought here!

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