Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tru Publishing & Conversations Book Club begin Literary Hour in '08

In 2007 Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb and Tru Publishing President Corey "C-Murder" Miller began a literary partnership that will change the way books are discussed forever.
The pair began working together in January 2007, bringing a series of scheduled conference call discussions with book lovers in Mississippi to chat about Miller's bestselling novel DEATH AROUND THE CORNER. After the success of the phone chats, Webb and Miller were able to partner again to orchestrate his visit to Mississippi--- the author's first-ever stop outside of his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana in promoting his book. The response was over 2000 attending the two days of events and hundreds of books being sold in the state. (Watch Conversations' exclusive tv interview with Miller by visiting here:
Now, just days before the end of one year and the beginnig of annother, a new alliance between the two has been sealed. It's called the "Tru Conversations Hour." 
Beginning Thursday January 31, 2008 at 7p.m. CST and continuing every Thursday through February 2008, hundreds of Miller's fans will be able to call one special number (1.712.432.3000/ access code, 398736) and connect with him to discuss the book that was chosen as Conversations Book Club's "Book of the Year 2007".
The chats will be moderated by Webb and will include his reading excerpts from the book to evoke discussion. Though his music lovers are encourage to join the chat, the questions should center around the novel.
After the five weeks of discussions featuring Miller, Webb will continue to moderate the hour program with other authors that will be able to reach out to their fans all over the world at one time.
Thanks to Tru Publishing, podcasts of each hour session will be available through for others to enjoy at a later time free of charge. Just another way that Conversations Book Club is helping others to 'join the addiction and get hooked on books.'
For more information, contact Kernell Reynolds ( at 504.915.8581, Cyrus A. Webb ( or Robin Gardner at 601.664.8805.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

REVEALED: Conversations' "Most Fascinating Author of 2007"

From The Desk of Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb:

"Absolutely fascinating.

"That is the only way I know to describe the author who helped Conversations Book Club begin its journey as a leading authority in the literary world. After all, thanks to our literary partner TRICOM PUBLICITY (, he was the first author who we hosted in 2007, beginning what would be a whirlwind first year for our book club.

"Though he only spent one day with us back in January 2007, his visit is still talked about today. There are so many ways to describe him: Bestselling author (New York Times and Essence), Publisher (Urban Books and Q-Boro Books), Visionary (the man behind the nonfiction publishing of Percy "Master P" Miller's book and Trailblazer. Think about it: out of the 32 authors we have hosted in 2007, six of them have worked with him or alongside him. And if you consider the 68 conference call discussions our book club has had this year with authors, 15 of them are published by him! To top that off, two authors who have nothing to do with his growing franchise (namely Travis Hunter and Wahida Clark) sing his praises as someone who helped them either break into the business or give them a boost to their careers.

"I remember the first time I spoke with him on the phone. I was doing an interview for Conversations Magazine, and it amazed me at how he managed to be both humble and confident about the success he had experienced. At that time, near the end of 2006, he was promoting a novel he co-wrote with another New York Times Bestselling author (Mary B. Morrison). As we go into 2008, this individual has already set his sights on new accomplishments: a new book as well as a new series featuring Flynt, Michigan that is sure to put the world on fire.

"It is with great pleasure that I present to you my pick as "Most Fascinating Author of 2007", Bestselling author Carl Weber."

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Conversations' "Best Kept Literary Secrets of 2007"

There are so many books that are published each year by authors that we have become used to that sometime we forget or miss those authors who might not yet have the name recognition of some of our favorites. Conversations Book Club has read over 100 books this year, and though we can't give equal time to every author and title, we wanted you to know those books that made an impact on us.

Here is our list of books you should add to your reading list:

* "Beauty and the Beast" by Deatri King-Bey
* "The Trifling Times of Nathan Jones" by Moses Miller
* "The Prayer Chest" by August Gold and Joel Fotinos
* "The Weekend" by P. Elaine Archie
* "Back and Forth" by Fon James
* "On Fire" by Patricia Sargeant
* "52 Broad Street" by Diane Dorce'
* "Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow" by Dedra Johnson
* "No Men Need Apply" by V. Lovell Brigham
* "A Letter to My Sisters" by Voncele Savage
* "Diaries of a Dead Woman" by Alicia Rice*
"Too Little, Too Late" by Portia A. Cosby
* "Girl, Naw!" by Lacricia A. Peters
* "Slow Burn" by Ebony Farashuu
* "The Street Life Series" by Kevin M. Weeks
* "The Mouse That Roared" by Dwayne Murray Sr.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"Readers' Choice Selections" now found at Waldenbooks Metrocenter

Conversations Book Club is proud to be the official book club of Waldenbooks Metrocenter---and to celebrate we are glad to introduce a new program: READERS' CHOICE. Look for the Conversations logo when you visit the Waldenbooks in Jackson, MS and now that those are books that the group stands behind as quality reads.

For details, contact Waldenbooks Metrocenter at 601.969.6949.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

JOIN THE ADDICTION: Get Hooked on Books!

Okay, we can admit it: books have us hooked!

There is nothing like finishing a book that is a real conversation piece: one that you will not only reread for your personal enjoyment, but want to talk about because you want others to share in it. THAT is why we wanted "Authors We Love" to be something special in connection with Conversations Book Club.

With A.W.L. we didn't want to give you another meeting to attend or even another interview to read. On this site we are simply going to introduce you to the authors that we have fallen in love with---and hope that you have been able to share in our mission as well.

We just want to give you the best. Bottom line. It is also our goal that as you visit our site that you will be able to make suggestions to us of books that we should give a try. We have no fixed requirements. Just make sure that it is a book worth our time and effort. Want to write a review of the book or something about your experience during the book, then make sure that you log in and post it.

Conversations Book Club is here for you, and we hope that you will continue to enjoy what we bring to the table.

So what are you waiting for?

Join the addiction: Get HOOKED ON BOOKS! Main sites include CONVERSATIONS BOOK CLUB and READING MY LIPS.