Many book clubs are primarily for building relationships either between readers or between readers and authors. Book clubs create opportunities for people to meet and discuss topics/books of mutual interest over dinner or drinks (if it is a physical book club).
Bookney Book Club is a virtual book club run by Bookney to foster a close-knit relationship between authors and readers. With so many activities planned such as Readers’ Showtime (where one reader is chosen every month for an interview session and free social media publicity), Book of the Month/Author Interview Session, Weekly Tips for Authors and Readers amongst others, Bookney Book Club is definitely where information is passed first-hand to Bookners.
There are many reasons to join Bookney Book Club (BBC) and in this article, you will see five reasons to join Bookney Book Club.
1. Meet new people/make new friends: It’s okay to feel out of place and have no ties to anyone else in the group. But once you start to participate in the activities or talk about a book, it was like I had something in common with complete strangers. It was easy to form friendships from there–clearly, we all enjoyed reading and quickly discovered other commonalities. In a nutshell, joining a book club is not just about reading books. It is the discussions that stem from those books, hearing other people’s points of views and finding common ground with other readers that bring fulfillment.
2. Bookney Book Club encourages you to read books you would have never read: If not for Bookney, I tell you, there are books I would not have had the opportunity to read. Bookney Book Club has a theme for every month and we pick a book that is in line with this theme at the beginning of the month and come together in an interview session with the author of the book to review it. As a result, I have read many amazing books because of Bookney Book Club.
3. Bookney Book Club provides a neutral place for different people from different walks of life to get to know each other: In Bookney Book Club, there is no judgement. Everyone is free to share their knowledge so that others can benefit from their wisdom and life experiences. An amazing example is how Precious Osikha (Bookney’s co-founder) and I met. It was in a book club like this and while our friendship didn’t kick off immediately, it gave us the opportunity to meet and connect with each other at least. I remember the first time I sent her a message, it was to help me edit my short fiction story, Resonance, which went ahead to get me nominated for the 2018 African Writers’ Award – Flash fiction category. Today, we have a business together (Bookney) and the rest, they say, is history. Why not join BBC today? Who knows if someone who would later mean a lot to you is there waiting?
4. Giveaways happen ONLY in Bookney Book Club: Everyone likes to get something free and this is why you have to join BBC. Bookney always has something to gift her community (Bookners). Either money, free books, free access to paid courses, advice/mentorship, etc. There is always something to give. Ensure you don’t miss out on any of these and join BBC by clicking here.
5. You have direct access to Bookney’s founders and the authors of your favourite books: I don’t mean to brag, but I feel like this should even be number one on this list. Seeing how authors are celebrities and are often difficult to reach, we have strategically brought all Bookney’s authors together so you can have direct access to them for free. Also, you can reach out to Bookney’s founders (Esther Enewerome Odafe and Precious Osikha) directly and get attended to. Isn’t that amazing?
With all these points listed above, there should be any reason why you won’t join BBC and enjoy all these benefits. We look forward to having you join us.
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