Internet Footnote #6

www.bookmovement.com

BookMovement.com was founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each other on a national level.

This is a great resource I found by accident today for book club members. The about page says it all. The best part is bullet point #1, the part where the website gives away copies of books for groups from 10-15 members. Its worth checking out if you are in a book group.

Each part of the BookMovement.com web site is designed to meet this goal:

  • The Preview & Review program introduces new titles to our members by giving free copies of books to 10-15 members (or one book club) to read and review for their peers.

  • Our Essential Book Club Planner tracks what book clubs are reading, in addition to giving our member book clubs a way to share and distribute book information to their members. Clubs create their own private, customized web page on which they can post book selections and send notices to members. The Planner creates a reading guide for their selection, and emails the guide, meeting details, Google map of meeting location, Amazon price with buy link and RSVP request to their members. The Planner also sends a follow-up email to club members asking them to evaluate their book selection for their peers.

  • The 800+ BookMovement-created reading guides found in The List are members book selections as well as the selection of media book clubs; The information included in these guides gives clubs all the information they told us they needed: Amazon price with buy link, publisher-provided discussion questions, email link to the author, and web links to author and publisher websites.

  • Our Book Club Bestseller List, updated monthly and compiled from Book Club Planner and site data, shows our members what books clubs are reading now.

Data from the Preview & Review program and the Essential Book Club Planner continue to shape the site and its content.

Founder and President Pauline Hubert has worked in the publishing industry for 10 years at Artisan and then the literary and new media departments of the William Morris Agency.

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