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Oct 3 – Oct 9, 2011 Edition S&S Launches Facebook Book Club
NEW YORK, NY/ AUTHORLINK NEWS/October 6, 2011–Simon & Schuster today announced the launch of a new Facebook fan page, Something to Read About: The S&S Book Club. This new page is designed to enhance readers experience with books and authors by featuring a variety of activities and events including a spotlight Book-of-the-Month title, moderated conversations about favorite books, a listing of authors from all Simon & Schusters imprints who are available to call into reading groups, favorite book club selections, and daily updates. Fans of the page will also have direct access to videos, photos, a book-specific discussion forum, and excerpts as well as opportunities to interact with some authors and enter contests for free books.
The first S&S Book Club event will be a discussion of Jaycee Dugards bestselling memoir A STOLEN LIFE on Wednesday, October 12 from 1-4 pm EST. Readers and fans of the book can gather for a conversation led by a Simon & Schuster moderator. Dugard is not participating in the discussion.
With Something to Read About we are establishing a community that allows readers from all over to engage with Simon & Schusters books and authorsand fellow readersin a rich and dynamic way that is ideally suited for Facebook, says Wendy Sheanin, Director of Marketing for Simon & Schusters Adult Publishing Group. We are especially thrilled to launch Something to Read About with a book club discussion of A STOLEN LIFE. Jaycee Dugards inspiring memoir is a book you feel compelled to talk about both while you are reading and after you have finished, and we look forward to a lively discussion.
Since its publication on July 12, 2011, Jaycee Dugards book A STOLEN LIFE has become a major national bestseller. The book has been widely praised as brave, dignified and painstakingly honest by The New York Times and startling and inspiring by USA Today. A reviewer on http://EW.com wrote, I was amazed by her resilience .I didnt finish the book thinking she was damaged. I finished it feeling blown away by her courage, and Oprah Winfrey tweeted, Don’t we love Jaycee’s resilience. She is remarkable. Much to teach us all.
Dugard, who wrote A STOLEN LIFE herself, covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 at age 11 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido up to the present. In her stark, compelling narrative, she opens up about what she experienced, including the birth of her two children, and how she feels since she was found. Dugard also reads the unabridged audio book herself, published by S&S Audio. Simon & Schuster has gone back to press 17 times for a current total of more than 1.2 million copies in circulation (combined print, eBook, and audiobooks).
Each month Something to Read About will feature a different Book-of-the-Month. Alice Hoffmans epic new novel, THE DOVEKEEPERS, set during the siege of Masada in 70 C.E. is the October Book-of-the-Month, and Jodi Picoults bestselling novel, SING YOU HOME, available in trade paper later this month, will be the November selection.
Become a fan of Something to Read About at Facebook.com/SomethingtoReadAbout to learn more about this new book club community and to find out the December Book-of-the-Month selection.
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Childrens Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.