Capital Crime is launching a monthly subscription service, providing two curated paperbacks alongside exclusive author content and access to community activities.
The Capital Crime Book Club is billed as a way for authors and publishers to connect with readers, maintaining the ethos at the heart of the Capital Crime festival.
The annual festival was the brainchild of British screenwriter Adam Hamdy and Goldsboro Books m.d. David Headley. Its inaugural event took place in September 2019 at the Connaught Rooms in London, featuring Kate Atkinson, Robert Harris, David Baldacci, Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves.
Hamdy said: “Capital Crime is an inclusive festival with a strong sense of community. It is in this spirit that we’re launching the Capital Crime Book Club, a home for all fans of crime fiction. With a monthly subscription fee in the region of £10 for two paperbacks and access to exclusive community content, we’re intent on offering a great value service that’s accessible to everyone.”
It will officially launch on 1st September, and people can sign-up online.
Headley said: “Capital Crime has always been about connecting fans of crime fiction with their favourite writers. We see this as another string to our bow, complementing our physical festival and digital platform. We’re supporting authors and publishers and helping them connect with readers in celebration of this much-loved genre.”
The next festival is due to take place from 1st–3rd October, but organisers are currently monitoring the Covid-19 situation. The Capital Crime Book Club will run alongside the festival in the event of it going ahead, or act as a substitute if it gets cancelled.
If the 2020 festival does not go ahead, existing Capital Crime 2020 passholders will have the opportunity to convert to membership of the Capital Crime Book Club, transfer their purchase to a 2021 pass, or get a full refund.