Amerie is the best-selling author of the New York Times and Grammy nominee announces, who recently announced her first selection: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Manhattan, NY (Merxwire) – The New York Times bestselling author and the Grammy-nominated recording artist Amerie made their inaugural speech and created the Amerie’s Book Club with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer. The club is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and unique voice and will attract 600,000 followers to the reading world through social media events on YouTube and Instagram every month.
How does Amerie have inspiration? Amerie said: “In his debut novel, The Water Dancer, Coates pulls together that which made his nonfiction so eye-opening, and weaves a narrative that pulled me into a world both beautiful and terrifying, leaving me to ponder what I might have done, what my ancestors most certainly endured.”
Amerie’s Book Club will announce each selection on the first Wednesday of the month, with simultaneous announcements on her YouTube channel (168K followers; 55 MM views) and Instagram (387K followers; @amerie), and will close the last Wednesday of the month with an Instagram Live chat with Amerie about the book. The following Saturday, a final YouTube video will wrap up Amerie’s thoughts on the month’s selection and highlight the top moments of the Instagram Live conversation.
Amerie’s Book Club is a modern book club for the modern reader. “After years of building an online community on my love of books—and the other things that drive me: music, family, culture—I’ve found the best way to have dialogue with my fellow booklovers is online, where connection is energized and in real-time.”
Anyone can follow Amerie’s Book Club by accessing the hashtags #AmeriesBookClub, #ABC, #ReadwithAmerie, and #WaitingonWed, and marking their calendars for the first and final Wednesday each month.
SOURCE New Leaf Literary & Media
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