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Submit Your Book for Mediabistro Book Club in NYC

0912_bookclub_150x100.jpgYou can read all the online book reviews in the world, but nothing beats real-world conversations between readers and authors. You can share your work at our free Mediabistro Book Club November 14, 2012 in New York City.

If you are an author or publicist looking to participate, you can follow this link to apply. The deadline is October 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM (PT). If you are a reader, mark your calendar–the next installment of our free book club will feature four authors from different genres, tons of book giveaways and plenty of practical conversation. The location will be announced soon.

Check it out: “Mediabistro is proud to announce the Mediabistro book club, where authors can highlight their latest work for Mediabistro party attendees. At the event, four authors will mingle and share drinks with Mediabistro’s influential audience and read a five minute selection from their work.”

Free Books at Mediabistro Book Club in Los Angeles

0912_bookclub_150x100.jpgYou can read all the online book reviews in the world, but nothing beats real-world conversations between readers and authors. To help our community grow, we will host our second West Coast edition of the Mediabistro Book Club on July 18th at Whiskey Blue in Los Angeles.

Follow this link to RSVP. The free event will feature giveaway books and lots of literary conversation. If you want a free book, just tweet about the party using the #mediabistroLABCP hashtag. Show us your tweet and you’ll get a free book from one of the featured authors.

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Book Club Bundle Reward on Kickstarter

Writer Jack Cheng hopes to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to fund the production of his novel, These Days. In the rewards section, the project includes a “book club bundle” reward for backers who contribute $170 to the project–what do you think?

Here’s more about the book club bundle: “ 6 signed hardcovers for your book club, bookstore,
cafe, startup, co-working space… plus your name in the back and the digital bundle. Shipping included. (International add $10) Estimated Delivery: Jan 2013.”

The money would allow him to employ the services of editors, proofreaders, designers and printers.

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Your Book Club Could Be on TV

Would your book club make a good television show? The Book Club Show will be a book-themed show on public television, and they just published a casting call for book club members.

Follow this link to apply. If your club ends up getting picked, be sure to tell us all about it. The video embedded above explains more about the upcoming show.

Check it out: “We’re looking for book clubs, book club members, and everyone who loves books to join the interactive conversation on TV. If you love to read and talk about books, and if you and your book club think you would like to be on TV, please submit your audition application. We’re looking for a book club group of 5-8 people, and we strongly urge you to apply as an individual book club member or as a book club group (4-8 members.) In order to be considered, you must fill out our SURVEY. Book clubs responding to the CASTING CALL must have each member applying fill out the SURVEY.” (Via Sarah Weinman & Wilda Williams & Random House)

Oprah Winfrey Relaunches Her Book Club with ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed

Oprah Winfrey has relaunched her book club, celebrating Wild by Cheryl Strayed in a video (embedded above) about “Book Club 2.0.” Her announcement has already earned 16,000 “likes” on Facebook.

The New York Times broke the news last week with a Winfrey video and story. “I was reading this book. As a real book. Holding up the book. I was on the edge of my seat reading the book and I was like, ‘Where is The Oprah Winfrey Show when you need to announce and tell everybody about this book? I need the book club.’ So I created Book Club 2.0 for this book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed!” cheered Winfrey, waving the book in a video presentation.

The new club will feature social media components, annotated eBooks and be tied in with Winfrey’s cable station.

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Mediabistro Book Club Returns to NYC

0912_bookclub_150x100.jpgYou can read all the online book reviews in the world, but nothing beats real-world conversations between readers and authors.

In an ongoing effort to build community among readers, writers, and publishing types in real life, we are hosting our next Mediabistro Book Club on May 16, 2012 from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge in Manhattan.

Follow this link to RSVP for the free party. Our featured authors include:

Susie DeFord, Dogs of Brooklyn
Jane Hodges, Rent Vs. Own: A Real Estate Reality Check for Navigating Booms, Busts, and Bad Advice
Jillian Medoff, I Couldn’t Love You More

Submit Your Book for Mediabistro Book Club in LA

0912_bookclub_150x100.jpgYou can read all the online book reviews in the world, but nothing beats real-world conversations between readers, and authors. You can share your work at the third West Coast edition of the Mediabistro Book Club on July 18th in Los Angeles.

If you are an author or publicist looking to participate, you can follow this link to apply. The deadline is May 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM (PT). If you are a reader, mark your calendar–the next installment of our free book club will feature four authors from different genres, tons of book giveaways and plenty of practical conversation. The location will be announced soon.

Check it out: “Mediabistro.com is proud to announce the July mediabistro book club, where authors can highlight their latest work to mediabistro party attendees. At the event, four authors will mingle and share drinks with mediabistro.com’s influential audience and read a five minute selection from their work. To be considered, submit your application by May 18. You will be notified of your acceptance one month prior to the party.”

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Felicia Day Launches YouTube Channel with Book Club

Actress and web video producer Felicia Day has launched a nerdy YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The new channel will include a video version of the Sword & Laser book club and Written by a Kid–a storytelling show narrated by children and illustrated by adults.

Check it out: “Popular book club podcast, Sword & Laser, comes to life with an irreverent show hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The show features interviews with top authors, reviews of the hottest science fiction and fantasy books, discussion of the essential news of the week, and lots of participation from the vibrant Sword and Laser community.”

io9 has a great interview with Day, talking about her new venture. The book club will debut on April 13th and the kid’s storytelling show will be released this fall.

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Apply for Mediabistro’s May 16 Book Club

0912_bookclub_150x100.jpgWe will host our next Mediabistro Book Club on May 16th in New York City. If you are an author or publicist hoping to share your book at the event, you can follow this link to apply.

The deadline is today (Friday, March 16, 2012). If you are a reader, mark your calendar–the next installment of our free book club will feature tons of book giveaways for attendees.

Authors of all genres are welcome to apply. We handpick our authors from a large applicant pool to include a range of subjects, genres, and publishing experience. It will be a night of practical and entertaining conversation.

Free Books at Mediabistro Book Club

0912_bookclub_150x100.jpgYou can read all the online book reviews in the world, but nothing beats real-world conversations between readers and authors.

In an ongoing effort to build community among readers, writers, and publishing types in real life, we are hosting our next Mediabistro Book Club tomorrow (February 15th) from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Bar 13 on
35 E 13th Street in New York City.

Follow this link to RSVP for the free party–we will have huge stack of giveaway books and lots of great literary conversation. If you live too far away, check out our Authors Who Visit Book Clubs directory and set up your own literary party. Our readers include:

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