July 8, 2005

News & Opinion: The Breakevens on Book Clubs

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In the July issue of Real Simple Magazine, they have an article about clubs and memberships. One type of club they look at is book clubs. Here is the lowdown:
*Barnes and Noble Member program - $25 a year gets you 10% off.
Breakeven -> ~12 books
*Amazon Prime - $79 gets you free two day shipping (and overnight shipping for $4).
Breakeven -> 8 books
*Book Clubs - You typically pay $1 and get three to six books, and you are normally on the hook for three to six more.
Breakeven -> Hard saying; if you read lots of books you could save some money

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.