Tag Archives: book club

Upcoming South Florida Book Club Workshop

“Spice up Your Book Club Meeting” Workshop

Moderated by Joy Farrington, author of A Literary Diva’s Guide to Hosting a Fab Book Club Meeting

with special guest, Freddie Simmons, author of Ghetto Resume I and 2

Join fellow book clubs in an engaging book reading by author, Freddie Simmons and an informative workshop moderated by Joy Farrington, “the book club expert”

Workshop topics includes:

  • Selecting a great Book of the Month
  • How to engage your members to participate in the book discussion
  • How to add fun games to your book club meeting
  • Inviting an author to your meeting
  • Adding a theme to your meeting
  • Using Technology to better connect with your members

Date: Saturday, September, 4th, 2010

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Golden Corral

 9045 Pines Boulevard

 Pembroke Pines, Fl 33027

Cost:  $25 in advance and $40 at the door

Purchase Online at: http://spiceupyourbookclub.eventbrite.com/

“Spice up your Book Club” Ticket includes:

  • A Lunch Buffet
  • Free Copy of “Ghetto Resume” by Freddie Simmons
  • Free Copy of “A Literary Diva’s Guide to Hosting a Fab Book Club Meeting” by Joy Farrington
  • Free 1 year membership to the Lit Diva Network: An online networking group for book club members which includes a monthly subscription to our Book Club Survival Guide, as well as book giveaways and more.

Contact Information:

Lit Diva Inc.

18520 NW 67th Ave, Suite 241

Miami, Fl 33015

305-400-0178 ext 101



Getting Noticed:Book Clubs by Carla Thorpe

With so many book clubs across the U.S. a lot of aspiring artist want to get connected.  They want to have them support their work and the career they are developing.  Not everyone can be endorsed by a major entity to be noticed by the masses.
What does the artist do?
Research: All book clubs do not focus on every genre of writing so an artist has to find out what book clubs would be interested in their story
Proposal: Send a letter to the head of the book club inviting them to learn more about you and your book.  After seeing what you have to offer to have the club read the book and then you would come do a Q&A.
Accountability: Once the book club has scheduled to read the work the artist must confirm the live meeting and be on time.  They want to meet a professional that keeps their word and follows through.
Follow-up: Get blurbs about how they felt about the work, would they recommend it to someone else and what they thought about meeting the artist.
Not each club will be interested in the book but some will.  No matter what always give 110% because no one knows what other opportunities can come from the support of a book club.

Meet our Blogger:

Carla Thorpe

Ms. Carla Thorpe has a passion for using her literary talent to motivate and help others. She has taken English and Creative Writing courses at Norfolk State University. Her talent for writing has gotten her works in renowned publications such as Stylistic News, Brown Gurl Magazine, The Examiner (online) & The Review Magazine. Taking this talent to another level she designed “Persevere Newsletter” to Inspire and Motivate The Masses.

Author’s Blog: http://creativecwrites.blogspot.com

Are you a Lit Diva?

Book Clubs are you looking for ways to tap into the literary world?
Authors, are you seeking innovative and a consistent way to market to readers?
Readers, would you like to network with other book lovers and authors?
Join the Lit Diva Network. LDN is a membership site for thoses who consider themselves a true Lit Diva or those who would like to learn how to become one.
Registration and limited-access to our website is free.
Premium membership starts at a low, introductory rate of only $19.99 a month (regularly $39.99 a month ).
As a premium member, you will have access to:

  • Full Access to our Lit Diva Network website
  • Lit Diva 101 E-courses: How to turn your passion for books into a business
  • Free and discounted price to our many literary events, on-line and local
  • Book giveaways
  • Free or discounted price for Lit Diva products and books
  • Our Monthly Book of the Month Suggestion delivered to your door
    And much more…

For only $39.99 a month, (regular price, $69.99 a month) authors will receive:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Monthly Promotional Services which includes e-blasts, book trailers, and more
  • Discounted/Free vending  tables at all Lit Diva Event
    Listing in out Between The Sheets promo ‘zine
  • Scheduled Teleconference
  • Book Placement on our websites: nubianlit.com, thebookclubbexpert.com and litdiva.com
  • Opportunity to sell products in our on-line Marketplace
    Scheduled on-line and local meetings with book clubs
  • Ability to create your own Audio/Video Postcards
    and more…

Men, don’t let the name fool you, this is a awesome chance for you to market your book as well!
Each month, we offer different services and featured to enhance your membership
This introductory price won’t be available for long, so join today and for a limited time receive a 1 month risk free trial.

To learn more and to join our Lit Diva Network, please visit www.litdiva.com

Chat With an Author Teleconference

Tonja Ayers is the author of A Ho Needs 2 Stay in a Ho’s Place which is a handbook for Ho’s and how-not-to guide for non-hoes as well. The Book Club Expert, Joy Farrington,  will be sitting down and chatting with Tonja Ayers this Wednesday, Feb 3rd at 9pm. Join the call and get your questions ready. Callers will have an oppotunity to ask Ms. Ayers the do’s and don’t of ho-ism. The call-in number is 712-775-7200 and the access code is 247019# Visit the author website at www.stayinyourplace.com for more information about this daring book.