Friday, June 04, 2010

I'm a getting a reader's guide!



When I asked my editor at Berkley about the possibility of getting a reader's guide for my upcoming novel, she said she'd look into it. She thought it was a terrific idea, but warned me that marketing doesn't usually select lighter, more romantic reads for reader's guides. Before she told me this I really had no idea that a reader's guide was a marketing decision and that someone else actually writes the discussion questions. In my lack of publishing sophistication, I really thought that the author came up with those questions herself (although I guess it could be different depending on each publishing house).

So anyhoo, I found out yesterday that yes, Boyfriend will get a reader's guide and I couldn't be happier. I honestly think it will be a terrific read (not that I'm prejudiced or anything) for book clubs and I'm excited to see what kind of themes someone else will pull out of my story.

8 comments:

Helen Smith said...

Congratulations on getting a reader's guide - your editor sounds lovely! Good luck with the book, too.

Maria Geraci said...

Thanks, Helen. Wendy (McCurdy) is indeed lovely!

Lucy said...

Interesting. I've seen reader's guides before and assumed the author put them together. In any event, pretty cool that you're getting one for your book. :)

Maria Geraci said...

Thanks, L! I'd made the same assumption myself and like I said in the blog, I'm interested to see what themes and motifs someone else might draw out of my story;)

Mel Francis said...

Kick Ass.

Jax Cassidy said...

That's totally awesome! I bet it feels good :)

Marilyn Brant said...

Congratulations, Maria!! Looking forward to reading both the book AND the discussion questions ;).

Kate Pearce said...

That's really cool!

 

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