Press elease from Random House - Friday 22 May 2009
Friends separated by geography or time restraints can meet up virtually online to swap thoughts and ideas about their favourite books. They can also webchat live and direct with authors – giving an extra special new dimension to book club discussions with unique and firsthand insight into featured titles.
The site offers competitions to win titles for the whole group and special discounts to use when ordering titles at online shop www.rbooks.co.uk where all the featured titles can be purchased – allowing a complete start to finish resource.
The easy-to-use site allows any book club or reading group to set up their individual profile page where they can rate and review books, share their favourite reads and add photos and videos from their reading sessions.
There will also be regular competitions for reading groups to win a personal book club meeting with an author living in their area. Next month Sulaiman Addonia will be meeting with a reading group in London to discuss his debut novel The Consequences of Love.
West Midlands Library Authorities have been part of the pilot work to develop the site to use as part of the region's reading group programme being developed with The Reading Agency, which promotes books and reading through a number of social reading creative and imaginative projects.