The Sunday Book Club (#TSBC) is a Twitter chat.
#TSBC is an initiative to get the Twitter community together from 3 to 4 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) every Sunday to discuss various book-related topics. The aim of #TSBC, besides having fun, is to find like-minded individuals who share the same passion for books as you do and in the process find out about different books, authors, and genres that the bookworm in you might fancy.
How does #TSBC work?
It really is simple. Honest.
There are 6 questions, which we try and make as open-ended as possible with multiple answers. We tweet the first question relating to that week’s topic at 3 pm IST every Sunday. The remaining 5 questions are tweeted are over the next hour at 10 minute intervals.
Your tweet response to the question and any subsequent discussion should include the hashtag #TSBC. We recommend that you follow the discussion on Twitter by typing #TSBC in the “search” box. The #TSBC hashtag ensures that you can look, follow the discussion and interact with other participants regardless of whether they are following you or you are following them on Twitter. If you “like” someone’s tweet, simply “retweet” and/or “favourite” it like you normally would on Twitter.
#TSBC and you
#TSBC is all about you and to make it more interactive, we have book-related discussions through the week on Twitter. For instance, #TSBCWedReads is about what you are reading on a Wednesday, #TSBC1Book1Author is where we request you to recommend books that ought to be read, and #TSBCLateNightReads for those who are awake and reading late into the night. We also bring out the #TSBC Weekly, which contains interesting bits of information on books and book-related topics.
If you are a blogger, you can share your book review related blog posts on Twitter with @TSBookClub, which we will be glad to retweet. Adding the hashtag #TSBC will add value to your tweet as everyone can read interesting write-ups at any time with a simple search using #TSBC.
- We do, however, request you to avoid promotion of any sort during the actual #TSBC event that takes place from 3 to 4 pm IST every Sunday. This includes sharing links.
- Please, please, please avoid profanity and behave in a civilised manner. Let the discussions go off in a tangent if you find someone who disagrees with what you think.
#TSBC began on 30th September 2012 and we have conducted book discussions on a range of topics every Sunday since then without a break. And with your participation and support this will continue for a long time to come.
See you on Sundays 🙂