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jan. 2005

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BOOKBUFFET.COM HELPS BOOK CLUBS KEEP THEIR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

 

Book Clubs Can Get Wired and Save Time and Money in 2005

 

Los Angeles, CA. (January 8 2005)—Lose weight and sculpt that body. Plan quality time with loved ones. Meet financial goals. These may be typical New Year’s resolutions, but ask book club members about their resolutions and chances are their list will include one or all of these items: Choose new and interesting books. Finish reading all books. Never miss a book club meeting. Improve quality of discussions. Take advantage of new technology. In 2005 book clubs can keep all these resolutions—and save time and money too—by joining Bookbuffet.com, the online community resource for & by book groups.

 

Membership to Bookbuffet.com is free. It includes a book group home page as well as access to book archives, book news, feature articles, and forums to discuss literary issues with like-minded readers.

 

“Bookbuffet.com member home pages offer book clubs all the tools they need to get the most out of their book club experience with features that include a customizable calendar, book club member directory with Mapquest links, invitation and reminder e-mails, personal journals, and posting of book covers with purchase links,” said Paula Shackleton, founder and president of Bookbuffet.com. “This is a perfect opportunity for book clubs to start 2005 with renewed vigor and keep all those wonderful resolutions.”

 

Launched in April 2003, Bookbuffet.com is the community-based website that provides consumers currently in a reading book club (or those looking to start one) with a menu of unique tools and resources to help organize and communicate instantly, purchase books, and obtain quality information to enhance the selection, reading, and discussion of all types of books. Books are reviewed and rated by other book group members, so an unbiased opinion on which books made good reading and discussion.

 

Bookbuffet.com’s unique proprietary Member Home Page feature allows members to instantly create and access their own community upon joining. Each member home page includes a calendar for scheduling meeting dates and other events as well as a feature to automatically display a current book selection with cover image and link to purchase online. A member directory connected to an e-mail tool and a private bulletin board allow for instant communication within groups.

 

All Bookbuffet.com members have access to an archive of books that have been rated, reviewed, and annotated with research links by book groups. Members also have access to recommended website links—newspaper and magazine book reviews, author websites, author interviews, criticism and background information. There is a monthly, moderated on-line discussion for members, as well as a general Bookbuffet.com member board to share thoughts, find new members, and find new groups.

 

On the public home page, Bookbuffet.com presents a literary calendar and a features section of the latest book news, author profiles and interviews, books-to-film, and other articles of interest that is accessible to both members and non-members.

 

People looking to start a book group can list themselves using the Match Feature which will take details such as location, types of books, degree of intensity of discussion desired, etc. and “matches” them to a list of other people looking to start or join a group. This is the only book group match online site we are aware of.

 

 “Our vision was to create a comprehensive and lively, user-friendly website that book clubs can call home,” said Shackleton.

 

 

 

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