Authors & publishers

What is The History Quill Book Club?

The History Quill Book Club is a new pilot project of The History Quill, launched in December 2019. Our aim is to help historical fiction readers discover books they will love, and in so doing, promote the works of historical fiction authors to an enthusiastic, engaged audience.

Readers sign up to our email list to get book suggestions that are tailored according to the preferences they indicate. We have five main subgenre categories: action/adventure, mystery/thriller, drama, romance, and historical fantasy.

The first phase of the pilot project concluded at the end of February 2020 and produced promising results, with most authors receiving sales as a result of their promotions. We have now entered the second phase of the pilot, which will last until August 2020. This phase will focus on continuing to test the concept as it scales and generating even more sales. Participation during phase two is completely free for authors.

Phase two is divided into two halves: March–May 2020 and June–August 2020. We are now closed for submissions for both. We do expect to conduct a third phase of the pilot starting in September, and we recommend you join the book club’s author/publisher email list below for updates.

Author/publisher updates

Join our author/publisher email list for updates on the book club and opportunities to promote your books with us. You can also join our main email list for regular tips, resources, and promotions designed to help you write and edit historical fiction.
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