It's a dream, isn't it? Having a book club choose your
book to read, and then discuss?
Yet what are all the ways you can find book clubs that might be interested?
Some ideas, and then, in comments, please add your own suggestions:
1. Ask librarians, both public and school, if they have a student book club. Or an adult book club that reads children's or teen books.
2. Ask Bookstores if they host a book club that might read your category of book.
3. If you're already connected to a group that has regular meetings, can you convince them to become a book club for one meeting for your book?
4. Try searching meetup.com and/or reader's circle.
5. Explore Goodreads for book clubs.
6. Find a "mentor text" - a recent book in your category with the same target audience, and do some internet searches for that book title and the words "book club" -- the book clubs that chose that book might be interested in yours, too!
7. Imagine you are searching for a book club. Who would you ask? Where would you look? Try those people, online, and real-world locations, and see what you can discover.
And of course, ask your fellow illustrators and writers in the SCBWI community! Chime in here, in comments, with your own suggestions for how to find book clubs that might be interested in your book!
Illustrate and Write On,