San Diego, October 26, 2012 – Today Sony Reader Store has announced the launch of its inaugural virtual Book Club, the ‘Sony Readers Book Club.’ Each month, Sony Reader Store will select a book of the month. During each month, Reader Store will host a virtual Book Club meeting, an online chat with the author, on the Sony Reader Store Facebook and Twitter pages, giving participants the opportunity to interact with the author and each other and ask questions related to the book. The Sony Readers Book Club will also offer special discounts and book club extras for download, available to U.S. customers at Reader Store.
The selections for the first four books of the month are:
November: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Master storyteller and National Book Award Finalist Laini Taylor pulls readers into an amazing, multi-layered world in Daughter of Smoke & Bone. Seventeen-year-old Karou leads two lives: one in the tangled streets of Prague, as a talented and mysterious art student; the other in a clandestine workshop overflowing with jars of teeth, run by the ram-horned magician and monstrous Brimstone, who is the closest thing to family Karou has ever known. Even to herself, Karou is a mystery. She doesn’t know where she came from, or if she’s entirely human. The next book in the series, Days of Blood & Starlight, will be published November 6.
December/January: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver is the author of eight works of fiction, including the novels The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Set in the present year in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, Flight Behavior tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation, and her husband’s antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man.
February: The Black Box by Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. The Black Box tells the story of a case that spans 20 years, when Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Now Bosch’s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
March: When It Happens To You by Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald began her film career at the age of thirteen with her Golden Globe nominated performance in The Tempest. Her extensive film credits include The Pick-Up Artist, For Keeps, Fresh Horses, Betsy’s Wedding, Billy Bob Thornton’s short film Some People Call It a Sling Blade, Jean-Luc Goddard’s King Lear, and the now iconic coming-of-age movies Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club. In this compulsively readable collection of interlinked stories, When It Happens to You explores the numerous betrayals, big and small, that one grapples with across a lifetime.
Additionally, customers can enter via the Sony Electronics Blog to be selected as one of 25 VIP members of the Sony Readers Book Club. The VIP members will each receive a Sony Reader device and cover with light, as well as the first four book-of-the-month ebooks for free. In February, the 25 VIP members will be invited to an in-person book club and meet-and-greet with author Michael Connelly in Los Angeles. The VIPs will receive airfare, hotel, transportation and meals for the duration of the weekend.
“We’re excited that together with Hachette Book Group and HarperCollins Publishers we are able to bring these esteemed authors to our readership,” said Natascha Helbig, Director of Sony Reader Store. “The Sony Readers Book Club will not only offer book lovers unique access to a diverse set of some of our most popular authors but also a community where they can share their passion for books with other avid readers.”
For more information on the Sony Readers Book Club, including ebook titles and authors, chat schedules and VIP member submission information, please visit blog.sony.com/sonyreadersbookclub.
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