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Book Clubs in The Self-Publishing Industry:
Are You In or Out?

As self publishing has become the trend among aspiring writers in the world; option like
book club has heightened their interests. Publishing a book is interesting especially if
authors consider discussing their books among the others in the line. From there, every
author shares, learn, and interacts with the other authors and book readers. This is where
book organization fellowships are initiated by which purpose is to know more about the
author and his book.

Popular Book Clubs
Chances are that there are a lot of options out there. So, an author needs to choose the
nearest club in his location to start reaching the readers and other writers. Numerous
book organization fellowships are just around the corner; but here is a list of a few. 

Book Arts Guild
Established in 1979 in Seattle, this club aims to fully support a variety of books and
their respective discipline. They welcome all aspiring writers, novelists, librarians,
publishers, and teachers to join the organization.

The Book Club of California	
Limited to 1,000 members, this non-profit organization of book lovers was founded in 1912
and is giving emphasis on Pacific Coast history, fine printing, and literature.

Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS)
If an author happens to be in a city known for its large collection of historic
architecture, then the club might be first on his list. CBAS is another non-profit book
club which consists of a variety of professionals and amateurs in literary works. The club
is greatly known for its sponsorship of book exhibitions, writing seminars, lectures, and
any other publications that discusses various facets of book arts.

Online forums
There are several options of book organizations in any community; but sometimes, writers
want it in a way not compromising their other priorities, especially when self publishing
their books. In this case, online book club suits their way.

Several book clubs have been made accessible online by book lovers and critiques. Like any
book club in the community, these online book organizations are inviting book authors and
readers to hold activities that would draw discussions about different books and different
authors. Everyone is given the opportunity to read, review, and evaluate, and recommend a
book to the readers should it being commendable. They post all the reviews online for the
benefit of those who haven’t had the chance to read the books yet or spread its
benefit through the word of mouth for others to be interested to join online discussions.


Online book clubs
Here are some book clubs accessible online.

Online Book Club (www.onlinebookclub.org) recommends books to the readers through their
online posts of both good evaluation and even worst critiques. Their interactive
discussions range from classic books to new releases of either hard copies or electronic
books.

On the other hand, arbook, an online book organization fellowship, focuses on providing
reviews for authors, books and book themes, respectively. Those who want to join the club
have the options to either provide a review only for the author, separate review for the
book, or both. Anyone can be a book reviewer and a critique to help other readers find the
best books they have been looking for.

The Guardian’s book club is another of its kind in conducting book reviews online.
This online book club is based in the UK and is hosted by English professor, John Mullan.
The club’s every discussion online aims to scrutinize every aspect of a book by which
results are published weekly on their website. The club features one book per month. 

Another online book club is the two-year-old 1book140, initiated by Atlantic magazine.
Since the time it’s organized, the club has currently more than 84,000 followers
enjoying its democratic and unmediated book discussions. 

Role of book clubs in publishing
By writing book reviews, every author is one step forward to be part of those book
organization fellowships. Publishers and publishing houses have always found ways to reach
out book lovers and for all writers to connect. Whether the critique is a reader, an
author, or a book agent; he can always be part of the circle.

Book organization fellowships are enormous ways to draw more readers for a self-published
book. An author can easily make these clubs as source of income while trying to find more
ways to make publicity for their books in all corners. Because members of book clubs are
there to seek and read new masterpieces, authors always have a high opportunity of selling
more copies of their books.

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