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Start Your Own Audio Book Club

Aug 17, 2007
Book lovers have long been starting and joining book clubs. There is something very rewarding about sitting around with friends and discussing your varied views on a favorite book. Multitasking has become a way of life and the emergence of audio books has found its way into the lives of busy book lovers across America.

If you find yourself among the growing number of audio book fans, you can still experience the fun and friendships that come from joining an audio book club. Starting an audio book club from scratch is not as difficult as you may think. The biggest challenge may be finding a meeting place and agreeing on the gathering time. Your local library may be able to help. They may also be an experienced source of help during your development of your audio book club.

How to Get Started

After you find a meeting place and set the time, it's time to get the word out. Distribute fliers to the local community bulletin boards, hand them out at church, send out emails to friends and family and don't forget to canvass your local library branches. After receiving some interested contacts, you can choose a moderator for the initial meeting. A vote can be taken at the first meeting to determine a permanent moderator or you may choose to make a rotation list. Be sure to get contact information in case a meeting needs to cancel for inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Everyone present at the first meeting should suggest a title of two for review and a vote can be taken on the most popular choices.

Be sure to determine your next meeting time and place before leaving. You may also want to set some ground rules like bringing children to meetings or adding new members. It would be helpful to discuss what your expectations of the audio book club experience are. Many audio books have discussion topics available either with the product or available separately online. You may also ask each member to contribute a set number of questions or topics for discussion with each selection.

Audio books are available on every subject from the Bible to science-fiction and romance novels. Your audio book club may decide to choose only selection centered around a set theme or to vary the topics. The key to a successful audio book club is to have fun! Keep in mind that the members have gathered together with a love a books and a desire for new friendships.
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Eddie Lamb provides an abundance of information on a range of topical subjects. With the amount of information now available to the discerning researcher, we believe a better understanding your area of interest helps your decision making process immensely. You'll find a host of useful information about audio book clubs at Audio Book Club.
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