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The following list features a few of the many mail order and Internet book clubs operating today. Please send us any corrections you find to this list or any additions you'd like to make. Email JohnKremer@bookmarket.com.
Direct Brands Book Clubs, 250 West 34th Street, New York NY 10010; 212-651-7400. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bookspan.com or http://www.booksonline.com. You can contact the following book clubs at the above address. Also operates the Columbia House DVD club and YourMusic.com.
Member Service Center, P O Box 916400, Rantoul IL 61866-6400. This applies for all BookSpan book clubs.
Black Expressions Book Club: http://www.blackexpressions.com. Book club for African-Americans featuring many books by African-Americans. Carol Mackay, Editor.
Book-of-the-Month Club: http://www.bomcclub.com. A general-interest book club established in 1926.
Children's Book-of-the-Month Club: http://www.cbomc.com.
Crafter's Choice Book Club: http://www.crafterschoice.com.
Crossings Book Club: http://www.crossings.com. Christian book club.
Doubleday Book Club: http://www.DoubledayBookClub.com. Sharon Fantera, Editor-in-Chief. Email: email@example.com. Established in 1930. Features the best thrillers, romance, how-to guides, celebrity biographies, cookbooks, and more.
Doubleday Large Print Book Club: http://www.doubledaylargeprint.com. Established in 1985, it offers a large variety of bestsellers, mysteries, romances, inspirational works, and nonfiction titles in large print.
The Good Cook: http://www.thegoodcook.com. Established in 1971, it offers cookbooks for all levels of interest. Features the works of well-known chefs including Julia Child, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Barbara Kafka, and more.
History Book Club: http://www.historybookclub.com. Founded in 1947, it features books on history from ancient civilizations to the Civil War to World War II to the present.
Home Style Books: http://www.homestylebooks.com. Founded in 1988, this club offers books on decorating, gardening, collectibles, entertaining, and more. For the creative dreamer as well as the do-it-yourselfer.
InsightOut Books: http://www.insightoutbooks.com. Features gay/lesbian, bisexual, transexual, and erotica books.
Literary Guild: http://www.LiteraryGuild.com. Established in 1927, this is a general-interest book club featuring bestsellers, mysteries, thrillers, fitness guides, career and financial guides, classics, romance, sports, biographies, and more.
The Military Book Club: http://www.MilitaryBookClub.com. Established in 1969, it offers the best books on military history, biographies, weapons, hobbies, fiction, and more.
Mosaico Book Club: http://www.clubmosaico.com. Spanish-language book club.
Mystery Guild: http://www.MysteryGuild.com. Established in 1948, this club offers mysteries, detective fiction, crime fiction, and thrillers.
One Spirit Book Club: http://www.onespirit.com. Established in 1995, this club features mind/body/spirit books, metaphysical and spiritual titles, personal growth, and self-help.
Quality Paperback Book Club: http://www.qpb.com. Established in 1974, this club offers the best in innovative fiction, literary fiction, history, politics, social issues, practical life skills, and iconoclastic, against-the-grain books with an attitude.
Rhapsody Book Club: http://www.rhapsodybookclub.com. Established in 2000, this club offers romance novels: historic, modern, suspense, inspirational, regency, and more.
Science Fiction Book Club: http://www.sfbc.com. Established in 1953, this club focuses on science fiction and fantasy.
Scientific American Book Club: http://www.sciambookclub.com. Dedicated to serving the needs of professional scientists and serious amateurs interested in theoretical and applied mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and cognitive science.
Note: The addresses and people to contact below may be out-of-date. Please let us know if you find any errors, omissions, corrections, or needed additions.
African-American Literature Book Club, Troy Johnson, Editor. Web: http://www.aalbc.com. Online discussion site and book retailer.
Audio Book Club, Traci Cothran, VP Editorial, 2 Ridgedale Avenue #300, Cedar Knolls NJ 07927; 973-539-9528; Fax: 973-539-1273. Web: http://www.audiobookclub.com. A membership-based audiobook club. This address is unlikely to be current. The website is under construction.
Audio-Tech Business Book Summaries, Fred Rogers, President, 825 75th Street #C, Willowbrook IL 60527; 800-776-1910; Fax: 630-734-0600. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.audiotech.com. Summarizes business books on CDs.
Books That Live, Neil Lafforthun. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.booksthatlive.com. An online Christian book club that sells books, music, software, gifts, videos, and home schooling products.
Catholic Book Club, Patricia Kossmann, Director, America Press, 106 West 56th Street, New York NY 10019-3803; 212-581-4640. 1,900 members. Begun in 1928.
Catholic Family Book Club, Robert Welsch, Paulist Press, 997 Macarthur Boulevard, Mahwah NJ 07430; 201-825-7300; Fax: 201-825-8345.
Catholic Reading Society, Robert Welsch, Paulist Press, 997 Macarthur Boulevard, Mahwah NJ 07430; 201-825-7300; Fax: 201-825-8345.
Club Leo, Alexis Romay, Editor-in-Chief, Scholastic Book Clubs, 557 Broadway, New York NY 10012-3919; 212-343-6100; Fax: 212-389-3063. Web: http://www.scholastic.com. Spanish-language children's book club.
Conservative Book Club, Jeffrey Rubin, Editor, Eagle Publishing, One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001; 202-216-0600. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.conservativebookclub.com or http://www.eaglepub.com.
Conservative Book Club Homeschooling Division, Jeffrey Rubin, Editor, Eagle Publishing, One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001; 202-216-0600. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.eaglepub.com.
DearReader.com, Suzanne Beecher, CEO, 1002 S Orange Avenue, Sarasota FL 34236; 941-373-0700. Web: http://www.dearreader.com and http://www.chapteraday.com. They feature a new book selection every week, with members receiving five sample selections for the book during the week. They feature 11 different clubs: fiction, nonfiction, audio, business, good news (Christian titles), horror, mystery, science fiction, teen books, and prepublication books. No poetry or short story collections.
Early Moments Book Club, Julie Temple Stan, Editorial Director, Sandvik Publishing, Danbury CT 06811. Web: http://www.earlymoments.com. They operate branded children's book clubs for Dr. Seuss, Disney Princess, Baby Einstein, and Disney Wonderful World of Reading as well as Baby's First Book Club, My First Music Collection, and My First Steps to Learning.
Good Girl Book Club, Marina Woods, Editor-in-Chief (and founder). Web: http://www.goodgirlbookclubonline.com. A book club for Christian women. Presents nonfiction as well as fiction. Submission guidelines: http://www.goodgirlbookclubonline.com/main/publishers.html.
Pony Book Club, Annie Roberts, Editor, Stabenfeldt, P O Box 3228, 225 N Main Street, Bristol CT 06011; 800-410-4145. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.pony.us. Annette Warren, Director. Features books, posters, and stickers about horses for girls who love horses. Features novels as well as pictorial and horse care books.
Progressive Book Club, Elizabeth Wagley, CEO, 7 East 8th Street #206, New York NY 10003. Web: http://www.progressivebookclub.com. This club features books of interest to progressive readers, including some fiction.
Scholastic Book Clubs, 557 Broadway, New York NY 10012-3919; 212-343-6100; Fax: 212-389-3063. Web: http://www.scholastic.com. They operate a number of children's book clubs, especially for school-age kids. They also offer a number of home book clubs for children: The Beginning Reader's Program, Disney's Wonderful World of Reading, Help Me Be Good, Barbie & Friends Book Club, and My First Winnie the Pooh Book Club.
Soundview Executive Book Summaries, Andrew Clancy, Senior Editor, 500 Old Forge Lane #501, Kennett Square PA 19348; 240-912-7513; 800-786-6279; Fax: 240-599-7679. Web: http://www.summary.com. Features excerpts from bestselling business and management books.
Foreign Book Distributors, Wholesalers, & Sales Reps - This report features more than 345 companies that provide foreign distribution, wholesaling, or sales representation (outside the United States). This report also includes a sample foreign distribution contract. Just $30.00.
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