Just around a couple of weeks after the news of cancellation of Richard and Judy’s chatshow broke out, Jonathan Ross decided to come up with a book club on micro-blogging platform Twitter.
Along the same line, Ross launched a book club, dubbed as “wossybookclub”, on Twitter, where the popular TV presenter has more than quarter a million followers.
His first choice, Jon Ronson’s non-fiction title, ‘The Man Who Stare at Goats’, is climbing up impressively at the bestsellers chart. The Amazon sales of the book rose incredibly by 7000 percent, after it was picked by Ross as his first choice for the book club.
Asserting on his innovative online book club, Ross quoted in his Twitter update, “If you want to join informal book club read Jon Ronson Men Who Stare at Goats by next weekend & we will chat about it”.
Although Ross described this book club as ‘informal’, but it will surely provide a boost to literary works, where users will post mini reviews on any of the selected book.
Commenting upon the great response his book is receiving, Ronson responded by saying, “Every writer feels like a deluded lunatic, sitting alone, imagining they're a writer. So things like #wossybookclub are a great tonic”.