It is my pleasure to welcome Robin Maxwell, author of the new historical novel Signora da Vinci, as a guest blogger today! Robin, a veteran of many book club meetings, shares here how book groups keep her on her toes.
The world of book readership has changed dramatically since I started back in 1997 with Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn. That was the period of ascendancy of the chains, Borders and Barnes and Noble, and for Diary I went on an old-fashioned national author tour, speaking at more than 100 venues from coast-to-coast. Now with my seventh historical novel, Signora da Vinci, I’m on my first “virtual book tour,” reaching out online, with an emphasis on book clubs. Not only did I sign up for two book clubbing promotions, but my publisher (who had me include a “Readers Guide” in the back of the book) did a third, and very large promotion geared to their list of book clubs.
Robin Maxwell is the author of 7 historical novels, with an 8th on the way! Her website can be found HERE.
Discussion questions for Signora da Vinci can be found HERE.
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