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Tumblr Opens Reblog Book Club

Tumblr has launched the Reblog Book Club, its first official book club. The series opens with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, “a coming-of-age story about fanfiction, family, and first love.”

If you want to join the book club conversation, you can post to your Tumblr with the #reblogbookclub tag or you can follow this link to post on the official Tumblr page. Here’s more about the book club:

And because this is a book club the Tumblr way, you can express your feelings about the book however you choose — a written review, fan art, gifs, poems, letters… Maybe you have Fangirl nail art? Maybe you want to post a video blog talking through your ideas, a g-chat with a friend, or a song you think the characters would relate to? It’s all up to you! And, of course, you can reblog other people’s posts to add your own thoughts and responses. Rainbow will even be answering your Ask Box questions throughout the project!

Rowell has her own Like in the Sky Tumblr page.

Tumblr literary outreach Rachel Fershleiser leads the book club. We asked Fershleiser for some advice about using the network. She shared five Tumblr tips for writers who want to explore the social network. Here’s one piece of advice:

 Tag all your posts with relevant topics like “books” or “lit” or “Knopf” or “Rachel Fershleiser” or “Friday Night Lights.” These tags will help you get discovered beyond people who already follow you. You can search other people’s tags using the “search tags” field in the right side of your dashboard.

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