Book Club Information & FAQs
What it is: a book club like your ordinary book club but taking place with a monthly chat in our Facebook group rather than at someone's house. Each month we'll pick a different indie book & read it together! It's a chance for us to discover some new books and get to know each other a little.
Who picks the books?: We'll run a poll in the last week of the month two months before and everyone who wants to can vote for the title they'd most like to read. If you're a book club subscriber or have signed up to our book club mailing list we'll email you a link to the poll. If not, we'll link to it here each month and post it on our social media. If you'd like to suggest an independently published book for us to read you can use the quick form here. Each title will be announced once the poll has closed both here and on social media.
What are you selling?: In this case there's no obligation for you to buy a single thing from us! We do offer month to month recurring subscriptions or 1 or 3 month pre-paid subscriptions, but you don't have to have bought the book from us to participate in the discussion or read along with us. The aim of the game is just to bring new books to your awareness and support indie publishers - whether you buy from us, them, someone else or order it in at the library, every little helps!
Why can't I choose to keep the title a surprise anymore?: We've changed this on returning from our hiatus and with feedback from subscribers who indicated that they'd rather know the title before receiving it. Logistically it's just easier to announce it and as we were talking on more channels it became harder to keep up the mystery. If it's surprise book post you're after may we recommend our quarterly book box, where nobody knows anything about the book beforehand besides the theme!
Why a book club?: There are just so many great books! We bounced around the idea of starting a monthly, book only subscription alongside the boxes but decided that a)there are other services out there already doing that, and b)we didn't want to detract from the boxes themselves because we think they're fantastic and love being able to focus fully on them. This is a fun, low stress, low commitment (from you guys!) way for us to get the books we love into your hands, and for you to share your recommendations with us too. We love the chance to have a dedicated time to talk about a specific title. Ninja Book Box is all about community and we think this ties into that really well.
Can I get a subscription for someone as a gift?
You absolutely can! When you purchase your 1 or 3 month pre-paid subscription just give us the address of the person you're buying for rather than your own address and let us know in the comments box if it's for a special occasion and we'll include a gift card as well.