Monthly book clubs are subscription services that offer books to members on a monthly basis. The bookseller ships a book each month to the member in return for the member’s monthly subscription fee.
The seller normally pre-selects a title for a particular month or offers several titles from which the member may choose. The reader has the option of purchasing a selected title or purchasing a different title but generally does not have the option of skipping all of the titles presented in a given month.
One of the most popular monthly book clubs is the Book of the Month Club, which charges a monthly subscription fee and offers five titles to members each month. The member must select one or more of the selected titles, or the club selects one and ships it. Club members may also join online discussion groups or read insights provided by monthly guest judges.