Ask the Lit Diva: “Should I Collaborate with Other Book Clubs?”


“When you invite an author, is it ok to collaborate with other book clubs and is charging appropriate?” – Lashanda

Hi Lashanda,

To answer your question….. YES, YES, and YES! Partnering with another book club is a great idea. And yes, its perfectly okay to charge a fee.

If you feel a little uncomfortable about charging an attendance fee, just think about all the time, effort, and money you and your book club will spend in order to put the shing-ding together.

If you’d like to invite an author, seek out a local author which will help you avoid over extending your budget. If an author has to travel to attend your conference, it’s expected that you, as the organizer, cover their travel expenses.

Some examples of literary events are: workshops, conferences, luncheons, and book release parties.

Book signings are normally a free event. However, you could create a package where the attendees pay for the featured book as an entrance fee. That particular practice has been growing over the years at independent book stores across the country.

Networking with other book clubs and organizing an event together is a great idea. Just make sure everyone is aware of the role they have to play, and everything should run smoothly.


Joy the Lit Diva

Interested in Starting a Book Club?

Learn how in  A Literary Diva’s Guide toHosting a Fab Book Club


Learn the secrets to keeping your book club members motivated to read every book of the month and attend each meeting by making each book club meeting unique.

Did you know that many book club members don’t participate in book discussions because they’re not sure what questions to ask?

Did you know that many book club members start to lose interest in reading a book if they don’t begin reading soon after they purchase it?

Did you know that members will begin to lose interest in your club and may stop attending if they become bored with the same old format?

There are simple steps you can take to enhance your members’ book club experience and make each meeting more memorable.

In this book you will learn:

How to invite authors to your meeting

How to turn virtually any book into an interactive meeting

Create questions for your book discussion

Where’s the best place to host a meeting

Learn how to create a Meeting Agenda

Use Technology to enhance your book club meetings

Create Book Theme games

How to motivate your members to read the Book of the Month

A Literary Diva’s Guide to

Hosting a Fab Book Club


by Joy Farrington

(Joy the Lit Diva) 


About Joy Farrington

Joy the Lit Diva (Farrington) is a Professional Book Accountability Partner, Book Coach, and Content Creator who enjoys assisting coaches, speakers, and non-fiction authors with the writing, publishing, and marketing of their books. The Writers Mastery Course is an ongoing Writing Series conducted in a virtual classroom. The overall focus of each course is to assist new authors with the ins-and-outs of Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, and Authorprenership. With a focus on online tools that make your job as a writer easier, the Writers Mastery course is a unique way to hone your skills as a writer and reach your publishing goals. For more information about the Writers Mastery Course, please visit:

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