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jan. 2004


Book Clubs Can Get Wired in 2004

and Save Time & Money



LOS ANGELES, CA. (January 8, 2004) — "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 discussions." "Take advantage of new technology." In 2004, book clubs can keep all these resolutions—and save time and money too—by joining, the online resource for book groups.


For only $15.00 per person, consumers can subscribe to a year-long membership to, which includes a members only book club home page as well as access to book archives, book news, feature articles, and forums to discuss literary issues with like-minded readers.


" 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 "This is a perfect opportunity for book clubs to start 2004 with renewed vigor and keep all those wonderful resolutions."


Launched in April 2003, 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.

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