Best Friends Book Club is a tween-centered, unscripted, short-form, series introduced by film and television star Janel Parrish from Pretty Little Liars. The show features a group of tweens both responding to a book and deep diving into the story and characters in a lively discussion of what’s important to them in their lives.
Accessible and entertaining for everyone, Best Friends Book Club is geared toward tween and young adult readers and consists of 3-to-5 minute episodes available at www.youtube.com/BestFriendsBookClub and syndicated through Wattpad.com and Tumblr.
During the first group of episodes, four extraordinarily talented girls – Cam, Melissa, Kailey, and Carly – dig into one book and relate the story to their own real-life experiences. Filmed in a fun and eclectic clubhouse setting, the girls fill the show with youthful vitality allowing their personalities shine through. They guide the conversation and welcome viewers to contribute their own ideas through YouTube comments, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Wattpad and Goodreads.
Launching the Series
In order to build momentum for the new series, Rigler Creative created a social media network and energized literary fans on Wattpad, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter by connecting with influencers in the space and offering sneak peeks to key media and bloggers.
Social media outlets for Best Friends Book Club are:
First Book in the Series: The Journeys of John and Julia
Best Friends Book Club explores The Journeys Of John and Julia: Genesis (Book 1) by Aurelia. Available in print, ebook and audiobook narrated by Janel Parrish.
The Journeys of John and Julia focuses on teenager Julia, her relationship with her mother, best friend John, and their interactions with a wondrous collective of beings called the Twenty-Two. The book is not only selling strongly on Amazon and other retailers, it’s surpassed 100,000 reads on Wattpad and continues to gain momentum.
For Teachers, Librarians, and Other Educators
If your class, library group, or other educational organization would like to read and discuss “The Journeys of John and Julia,” please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on our educational packages, which include discounted texts plus a set of DVDs of the show and written readers’ guides for use in class to promote further discussion and deeper understanding.
If you would like to arrange a class or library visit with the author of The Journeys of John and Julia, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Future of Best Friends Book Club
Our vision is to partner with other publishers and media companies so that we can continue this in-depth exploration of reading and life with more books. If you are interested in partnering with us on the next installments of Best Friends Book Club, please contact Thomas Rigler, at Thomas@riglercreative.com.