What do you serve your book group?

Two things you can count on at most book group meetings: books, of course; and food. Some groups meet in restaurants and discuss books over dessert. Some meet at their local library. But most gather in members’ homes and may … Continue reading

I Hated That Book!

It happens. Someone in your book group hated the assigned book and doesn’t think it’s even worthy of discussion. But is liking the book even important? Mickey Pearlman says “no.” She offers this sage advice in What to Read: The … Continue reading

Word of Mouth: Does It Still Sell Books?

Does word of mouth still sell books in the e-age? Or is that old-fashioned thinking? See my guest post on mystery author Marilyn Meredith’s blog. Learn what super agent Donald Maass and mystery author/blogger Anne R. Allen have to say … Continue reading

A Nice Early Review for Murder at the Book Group

  Natasha Simons, my editor at Simon & Schuster, sent me this review from Jennyfer Davis from BeachCrafters Books in Long Beach, California (http://beachcrafters.weebly.com). According to Natasha, this is a bookseller review, meaning that it’s posted in the store for people … Continue reading