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Reading Group Guides Newsletter

Last month, I wrote about how our group had done a Skype book group chat with an author. Susan wrote, asking, “How do you engage an author to speak with your book club? Is there a fee or donation? I really like the idea of having the author interact with the readers to explore and gain insights.”

We agree that it is great to have an author participate in your book group via Skype or speakerphone; note that many prefer Skype these days. We have not seen any author charging for this. The best way to see if an author is available is to check his or her website. Those who actively speak with book groups will have information about this either on a book group page or on their contact page.