Some would say print media is dead. There may be some truth to that, but it doesn’t mean people have stopped reading. They’ve simply moved their books, magazines and other interests to digital devices and so ‘grabbing a book’ translates to something more descriptive like ‘grabbing a library’. Without the physical book, some past times have been left by the wayside. For instance, book clubs. BookClubIt wants to bring back the tradition of sharing thoughts and insights between readers with online book clubs.
It’s astounding just how many smartphones, eReaders, tablets and other devices are sold daily. With that success comes an equal amount of success for authors. It’s so easy to purchase and download books that more and more people are reading on digital devices and thus there is more opportunity to discuss and share. BookClubIt puts online book clubs in users hands. Users create and control the book club directly through the BookClubIt interface.
Book club managers can invite friends or anyone else with similar book interests. Through the use of BookClubIt tools, managers can create polls, book lists and meetings to create a reader community. Discussion plays a large part in book clubs, so BookClubIt makes the meeting process a focal point. Those who choose to manage an online book club have the option of making it private or public. Private is great for those who have a group of friends with the same interests and tastes, while public helps introduce others with new opinions and the same interests to the mix.
BookClubIt displays club listings with some basic information and provides a search function to narrow down the results. The service hasn’t hit the big time yet, but is an active spot. If you enjoy reading and sharing stories with others, then sign-up with BookClubIt and join a book club.
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