About SapphFic Book Club

We've been reading and chatting on Slack since April 2018 and we've had indie and traditionally published sapphic fiction authors from all subgenres join us to discuss their books. A full list of past book clubs is available on the Transcripts page, along with the chat logs where available. SapphFic Book Club is hosted by author Cara Malone.

How do I find out what we're reading?

There are three ways to find out news about Sapphfic Book Club:

  1. Check this website - the homepage is kept up to date with all the information you need to know, and you'll be able to vote on new books and submit questions.
  2. Subscribe to Cara's newsletter - this is her author email so you will also receive news about her books (and freebies, woo hoo); you'll get one email a week max, and you'll get reminders when it's time to vote on new books and attend the events.
  3. Join our Amazon Book Club - you'll get an email notification from Amazon ONLY when a new book is chosen, but you won't be asked to vote on new books or get notified when the events are happening.

How do I participate?

Book club events where we talk to the author take place once a month on Slack, which is a text-based chat platform.

To sign up on a web browser, go to https://sapphficbookclub.slack.com and create an account (you can use an existing Apple or Google account, or sign up with an email address and password).

To sign up via the mobile app, download the Slack app and create an account, then click Add a Workspace, then Sign in to Another Workspace, then Sign In with Workspace URL and enter sapphficbookclub.

Once you're in Slack, you can join in the discussion. Under Channels, click #book-club to see what everyone's saying and add your own comments to the chat.

If you're a visual learner, here's a good overview of Slack's mobile app for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAUEAUlnnCQ

What time are we chatting?

Book discussion events usually take place on the last Sunday of the month at 4pm UTC-4, but may change based on the author's availability. The time zone being used will be listed whenever there's a time announced, but the easiest way to make sure you know when to show up is to use a time zone converter.

Enter New York, USA, for the first location and set the time to 4pm (or the time being advertised for that particular event, if it's different), then add your own location to make the conversion.

What if I can't attend?

If you can't or don't wish to attend the book discussion live, no problem! We'd love to see you live, but you can always submit questions for the author via our Google Form, and you can read transcripts on this website one week after each event.