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Communication is Key

What does communication have to do with book clubs?

A good book club meeting gets everyone excited for the next book and discussion. You all leave anxious to get to the library or bookstore to get your hands on that new book!

As the month moves on people get busy, things come up - life happens. This can seriously dampen the momentum that was built at the last meeting. If it's your turn to host a few pieces of communication are necessary to keep everyone on track and looking forward to the next get together.

Creative Hand-Written Invitations




First - Follow up letter the day after the meeting reminding everyone of the book you've chosen.

You can choose to send this via email or if you're really crafty you can send it through the regular mail.

I suggest email for this piece of communication because you want it to get to your members quickly so they can get the book and start reading.

EXAMPLE EMAIL:

Hi Book Clubbers!
Our meeting last night was fantastic! I'm really looking forward to another stimulating discussion next month. The next book revealed at last nightÂ’s meeting is Comfort Food by Kate Jacbos.

I found this book at Barnes & Noble on the "New In Paperback" table for $14. You can also check it out at your local library.

Happy Reading!

Second - Invitation about 3-5 days BEFORE your next meeting reminding members of all relevant information (where you live, what time, what to bring) and any special instructions you might have for them.

You can choose to send this via email or regular mail. If you have the time during the month to hand make invitations and send them out it's always a fun surprise for the other members.

If you choose to email this invite consider sending out an official evite such as the one found at the evite website. It's a nicer way to send out the information than just a regular email. It makes the upcoming meeting seem more like a festive event!

EXAMPLE INVITE:

It's that time of the month again Lovely Ladies!

DATE: November 7, 2007
TIME: 6pm
PLACE: Queenie D's House (include address)
MENU: Southern Style to keep theme with the book!
PLEASE BRING: Your copy of Gods In Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
PREPARE: Your favorite quote from your favorite character to share!

Contact me at: email@youremailaddress.com if you have any questions!

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