Ten years ago this month, ReadingGroupGuides.com launched with a goal to connect book groups with books and authors that would make for great conversation — and move, motivate and inspire them. The website now has more than 11,000 newsletter subscribers, 10,000 registered book groups and 3,000 discussion guides listed. It’s become an online community for more than 185,000 unique visitors each month.
“One of the best parts about watching ReadingGroupGuides.com flourish over the last decade has been the opportunity to be a part of book clubs in far-flung places, but that posed a challenge when it came time to create a celebration. We wanted to do something really big that would recognize book clubs for their support,” said Carol Fitzgerald, President of TheBookReportNetwork.com, the parent company of ReadingGroupGuides.com.
Thus, in keeping with the “10 theme,” ReadingGroupGuides.com will be giving away $10,000 in prizes in the ReadingGroupGuides.com 10th Anniversary Contest. To enter to win, groups will be asked to share their “Top 10 Favorite Discussion Books.” The prizes will be 50 $200 gift certificates to treat book clubs to a month’s worth of discussion books. Groups also can opt instead to donate books to a school, library or other organization of their choice. Gift certificates will be purchased by TheBookReportNetwork.com at the bricks and mortar or online store of the winning groups’ choosing.
“As we looked to celebrate this milestone, we wanted to thank readers, contributors, publishers, booksellers, librarians and authors for their support in a big way — and we wanted readers to decide where they would receive their prize,” Fitzgerald said. “This is in keeping with our mantra here at TheBookReportNetwork.com, that we want to see readers able to get books wherever they want to buy them, in whatever format they choose. We want to keep readers reading and grow new readers.”
The contest will be open through August 31st. Click here to read more about our 10th Anniversary celebration.
This fall the site will compile and post a list of the Top 10 most popular titles of all contest respondents.
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