5 Tips For Starting A Successful Book Club (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Book Club

Want to start your own book club? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a book club:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a book club?
-> Pros and cons of a book club

Need inspiration?

-> Other book club success stories
-> Examples of established book club
-> Marketing ideas for a book club
-> Book club names

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a book club:

#1: Heather Caliendo, founder of Book Club Chat:

We chatted with with Heather, founder of Book Club Chat ($4K/month). In our interview, Heather says:

I thought if I grew a huge Instagram presence, that I would in turn receive a ton of site traffic. That never happened.

Additionally:

Research and patience are two things you must have to grow a blog. Making $4,000/m on a hobby didn’t happen overnight.

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#2: Heather Caliendo, founder of Book Club Chat:

We chatted with with Heather, founder of Book Club Chat ($4K/month). In our interview, Heather says:

Try to carve out blocks of time each day, even if it’s only 20 minutes here and there, where you can truly dedicate yourself to growing your business.

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#3: Ben Keene, founder of Rebel Book Club:

We chatted with with Ben, founder of Rebel Book Club ($13K/month). In our interview, Ben says:

Tsundoku, the constant act of buying books, but never reading them.Specifically, it is letting books pile up in one’s room so much that the owner never gets a chance to read all of them.”

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#4: Ben Keene, founder of Rebel Book Club:

We chatted with with Ben, founder of Rebel Book Club ($13K/month). In our interview, Ben says:

Don’t put pressure on yourself to build something big or extraordinary. Start small, keep it simple, enjoy the journey, and share what you’re trying to do.

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