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July 8, 2005

News & Opinion: The Breakevens on Book Clubs

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 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