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Waterstones picks next 12 Book Club reads
02.07.12 | Lisa Campbell
Waterstones has today announced the next 12 titles in its quarterly Book Club, featuring four titles from Random House and three titles from Penguin.
Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen; The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams; and In Defence of Dogs are the Penguin titles that have been selected for the promotion, while The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai and The Submission by Amy Waldman (both Cornerstone); The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje (Vintage); and The Absolutist by John Boyne (Transworld) are all published by Random House.
Others in the line-up include The Two Week Wait by Sarah Rayner (Pan Macmillan); Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Hodder); One on One by Craig Brown; (HarperCollins); Bereft by Chris Wormesley (Quercus;) and Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Hesperus).
The Waterstones Quarterly Book Club began in January with the strapline: "Books you will love or your money back", and the featured titles all have a discount, which is to be confirmed.
Kate Skipper, campaign manager at Waterstones, said the company was so far pleased with how the promotion was running. "We are thrilled by the reception that's been given to our Book Club," she said. "It's a great way of highlighting some of the key titles that we think will really appeal to Waterstones customers.
"We aim to choose an eclectic, intelligent and readable selection of books each quarter, and so far I think we've got it right. The money-back guarantee underlines our confidence that our customers will love these books."
Along with releasing the next 12 titles in its Book Club, Waterstones is also inviting publishers to submit entries for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013. Now in its ninth year, the WCBP features three category winners, Picture Books, Children's Fiction (5-12), Teen, which each receive £2,000, with the overall winner taking a further £3,000.
The shortlisted titles and winner also benefit from major promotion throughout Waterstones stores. Publishers may submit no more than two titles for each of the three categories with submissions received by 25th July. For more information, contact Natalie Dewey at Waterstones on firstname.lastname@example.org.