Girly Book Club
Formed as a means to find new friends in a strange city, the Girly Book Club (GBC) now has over 95,000 members in 12 countries and 80 cities across the globe, making it the largest of its kind in the world. All GBC chapters read the same book at the same time and meet up once a month in a centrally located venue to discuss that month’s book. The GBC works as a global sorority, provides a relaxed and casual atmosphere to meet friends in new cities and connects women with others who share their literary interests.
IngramSpark is an award-winning independent publishing platform that offers indie authors the same quality print and global distribution services enjoyed by big-time publishers. Once you finish and format your book, IngramSpark makes it possible to share it with the world. Focus on what you do best—create innovative content—and let IngramSpark do the rest: print, ship, and distribute. It’s your content. IngramSpark just helps you do more with it.
INscribe Digital has established itself as a leader in the eBook publishing services space. Combining technological expertise in the digital media distribution space, with knowledgeable publishing and bookselling veterans, INscribe is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of authors, agents, and publishers of all sizes in a dynamically changing industry. Its philosophy is simple – to manage digital complexity efficiently and effectively so its partners can focus on bringing great content to readers. INscribe is a division of Independent Publishers Group.
Gives readers more information about the books, authors, and genres they love while also introducing them to new titles, debut writers, and genres they never thought they’d read. From the casual reader to the one who documents each and every book read in a color-coordinated spreadsheet.
Committed to publishing original, important voices, be it fiction or non-fiction, in contemporary society. Recognizes excellence in writing, and thereby brings it to public attention.
Early Bird Books
Offers free and bargain ebooks that match your interests. Editors select the best titles to recommend, based on what you like to read. You can sign up for free, read the books on any device, and the books are yours to keep.
Random House/Signature Views
Provides readers with unique points of view built atop a literary foundation. Creates videos featuring the brightest minds in print.
International Thriller Writers
An honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as thrillers, including such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war and adventure, among others. It produces The Big Thrill magazine.
A group of women writers in a variety of genres with all kinds of publishers, connecting with women readers all over the world.
NetGalley is an innovative and easy-to-use online service and connection point for book publishers, reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and educators. NetGalley delivers digital galleys, often called advance reading copies, or ARCs, to professional readers and helps promote new and upcoming titles. Professional readers–reviewers, media, journalists, bloggers, librarians, booksellers and educators–can join and use NetGalley at no cost.
Just the Right Book Podcast
A podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and noteworthy books in all genres and give you unique insights into your favorite authors.
Writer’s Bone Podcast
A podcast to discuss books and some of the two hosts’ other favorite things. Author interviews, works of fiction, and Boneyard discussions along the way.
A marketing and promotion service that lets authors make a personal connection with the people who buy, sell, read, and recommend their books. Offers everyone from independent writers to major publishers the opportunity to connect their books with the right audience.
Westport Public Library
Since 1886, devoted to enriching the intellectual and creative lives of the Westport, CT, community. A vibrant community hub where people of all ages come to seek information, gain knowledge, exchange ideas and share experiences. A warm and welcoming destination where individuals read and research, shop the store, meet friends or simply enjoy the camaraderie of being in a shared space. Earned prestigious “Five-Star Library” status in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 from Library Journal.