04.03.08 Alison Flood reporting for The Bookseller
Random House is to launch an online chat forum for reading groups on World Book Day (6th March). The site, at www.randomhouse.co.uk/readersgroup, features suggested titles for discussion, reading guides and tips on hosting a reading group.
It launches at noon on 6th March with a discussion of Ishq and Mushq by Priya Basil. Reading groups will be able to log on and discuss the title with the author, editor Rochelle Venables and agent Natasha Fairweather. This will be followed by a discussion of Before I Die by Jenny Downham with editors from David Fickling.
Future titles for discussion include Risk by Dan Gardner and South of the River by Blake Morrison.