The Waterstone’s Book Club has four lists per year — one for each season — where the retailer picks 12 new “eclectic, intelligent and readable” titles to be promoted in stores with discounts, and gives customers the promise that if they don’t like any of the books, they can have their money back. It launches in stores today.
According to the Bookseller, Hachette has four titles in the club over autumn—The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Headline); The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (Orion); Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton (Orion); and Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell (Orion). Random House Group has three titles in the ‘club’, The Man Who Forgot his Wife by John O’Farrell (Transworld); The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore (Cornerstone); and The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen (Vintage).
Also in the line-up are Boomerang by Michael Lewis and Is that a Fish in Your Ear? by Alex Bellos (both Penguin); When She Woke by Hilary Jordan and Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles (both HarperCollins); The English Monster by Lloyd Shepherd (Simon & Schuster).
Keep track of the book club here.