National Reading Group Month — Editing Books and Why it Matters

In the field of editing books, I love the book clubs and reading groups that appreciate the hard work of authors.

Editing Books

The Women’s National Book Association supports reading groups and passionate members who enjoy collective reading and other like-minded enthusiasts.

Welcome, Book Lovers!

“Reading groups are proving that good books bring people together. National Reading Group Month salutes reading groups. It fosters their growth and promotes the love of literature. It’s an opportunity for reading groups to reflect on their accomplishments and plan for the future — the perfect time to join or start a group.”


The mission of National Reading Group Month is to:

• Increase public awareness of the joy and value of shared reading

• Provide a time for reading groups to celebrate their accomplishments and plan for the future

• Provide opportunities for individuals to join an existing reading group or start a new one

• Encourage libraries, bookstores, and organizations to host special reading group events

Below is a video of the Women’s National Book Association on YouTube.

Editing Books During National Reading Group Month

I’m blessed this month to be busy editing books and ghostwriting manuscripts. A book editor provides an independent set of eyes and surveils for areas of improvement, from copyediting to line editing to developmental editing — or whatever the manuscript requires.

It’s easy to become so wrapped up in your writing that it’s hard to “see the forest for the trees.” Book editors bring clarity and collaboration to your project and attend to details like flow, pacing, nuance, etc


I’m sharing some links to blog posts I’ve written as a resource for reading groups nationwide. Maybe it will inspire indie authors (and traditionally-published authors as well) to plug into organizations that support book reading, arrange speaking engagements, and set up book signings.

Speaking Engagements at Book Clubs and Writer Guilds

Writers Groups

Directory of Reading Groups Resources

7 Literary Orgs Where You Can Volunteer If You Love To Read & Write

10 Best Organizations for Writers

Writers Associations: Local And National Organizations For Writers

Major writers organizations

Societies & Organizations in the Books About Books Community

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