A reading party is a chance to be in the virtual room with an author and take part in an exclusive reading of new work – in their company. It’s a unique insight into a book; and you’re there to make it happen.
How does it work?
Sign up for a reading party as a reader and will send you an invite to the meeting and a short extract from a chapter. That’s the section you’re going to read at the event. You’ll also be able to see the section that comes immediately before yours. After a few introductions, the author will be invited to start the reading. Together, we’ll read the whole extract and afterwards we’ll be able to chat about it together.
A bit scary? Not really, once we get going. And afterwards there’s a chance to get a bookplate for the book personally signed.
Can I give it a try without reading?
Some of our events offer £1 tickets. Buy one and you can watch the party – but you won’t have an extract to read?
So I can come to a party and buy a book? How does that work?
At the end of each party, the author will sign bookplates for people who’ve bought a book. If you want them to write something special in it, now’s the time. After the party the author sends the bookplates to Bert’s Books, our online retailer, and they’re sent out with the bookplates. Because this is a complicated operation, it can take up to a couple of weeks for the book to arrive, but we promise, it’s worth the wait!