May 8 2012
Someone, I think it was DA January, suggested we revive the DA Bookclub. We hosted a book club very irregularly in the past but it seemed like a cool thing to revisit. Here is how we will do it. I’ve collected a bunch of recommendations or nominations from the DA reviewing crew. The readers here will vote on which book should be the May book club book. We all get two weeks to acquire and read the book. Then the DA reviewer will post some questions/thoughts about the book to prime the pump. Commenters will leave comments. We might even ask the author to answer questions after a period of time but we want to make sure that readers can feel free to comment without the specter of the author looking over her shoulder.
We’ll also give away one free copy of the book a random person who votes in the polls. Please leave a comment to let us know that you have voted (as the software doesn’t indicate this) if you want to be entered to win the free copy of the book club book.
Any suggestions about the book club are welcome. By this I mean, please tell us how to improve this to make it great. How much involvement do you want with the author? How about the editor? What about availability? Should international availability trump print availability? Right now, the criteria for a book club book is that it must be available in both print (even if it is POD) and ebook so that it is available to the widest range of people. So this is me asking you to let me know what the best possible way to run this new/old feature.