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Book Clubs

From ther Book Group Buzz blog:
25 Ways Libraries Can Serve Book Groups
Lots of fun ideas. Others ideas that might be useful too:
1. Check out your shelves for sets of 6-10 bestsellers from a year or two ago. Create book club bags that hold a bunch of copies as well as the publishers reading guide.
2. Have a book club idea blog from your library shared by the whole system.
3. Set up a chat room or Facebook or Ning group for book clubs in your library area for folks to share ideas and discussions.
4. Popular book for clubs? Make sure you you link to Syndetics or Amazon reviews as well as the publisher’s reading guide.
5. Don’t forget to do a nuche club like a guy’s club, teen club, mom’s club, etc.
6. Start a virtual club that doeasn’t need to meet in person – perfect for the housebound, disabled, or busy working parents, etc.
7. Check out author videos online, in Syndetics or YouTube and use them to promote your club support.

Posted on: May 11, 2008, 11:12 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. If you’re looking to start or join a local book club, please keep in mind. We’re a book club networking site serving the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with listings for local groups, author events, & phone chats.

  2. Rebecca Harrison said

    I hope you are having a warm new year! I am letting you know that my book is all about the salvage and construction divers of the northwest. I have a website that gives a lot of detail, reviews and recommendations from various press and authors.
    I am also available for book talks. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Take care,
    Rebecca Harrison
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    The finest historical books personalize the stories with action and feeling from the people in the narratives. My book takes the reader under dangerous waters along with these brazen men who dared the ocean.
    What do I talk about with my book?
    My own adventures of finding these men, their families, and the stories they keep locked away in a secret chest of drawers, dusty crates and treasures held close to their hearts. By discussing the dreams of these men with my audience, I open doors of possibilities, ideas and the future goals of my listeners. I share funny and tragic stories not found in my book and I also leave the audience wondering about the strength of any human being against nature.