ArcaMax Brings Readers Together with the New Book Club Community
Released on = February 8, 2007, 6:55 am
Press Release Author = ArcaMax Publishing
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Book lovers have a new way to discuss and share their favorites by visiting the ArcaMax Book Club community at http://books.arcamax.com .
Press Release Body = Book lovers have a new way to discuss and share their favorites by visiting the ArcaMax Book Club community at http://books.arcamax.com .
The community offers a variety of fun, interactive options for readers, including the ability to create pages on topics of interest, start discussions with other readers, and read along with other subscribers in the Book Club library.
In order to bring this flexible, fun format to their readers, ArcaMax is working together with Wetpaint.com, a leading source for free wikis (Web sites with information created and edited by readers). Thanks to the arrangement with Wetpaint, ArcaMax Publishing readers can now make their own book clubs.
ArcaMax CEO Scott Wolf says, \"Subscribers and casual readers can both benefit from this new setup. We\'ve given them a variety of books to read free in our Book Club; now they can inform other readers about what they\'ve learned, or what they like about any given book and promote discussions among their friends and family or other community members.\"
The ArcaMax Book Club ( http://www.arcamax.com/books ), a popular feature from ArcaMax since December 2005, offers subscribers a unique reading experience. Using ArcaMax\'s chapter per day system, each book subscription is unique based on the reader\'s daily progress. If the reader falls behind or wants to read ahead, the book is available in its entirety on the Web site. The free subscription can be changed to easily to have the next day\'s newsletter pick up where they left off. ArcaMax Publishing has applied for a patent for this technology.
The ArcaMax Book Club features more than 600 classic books in eight genres -- including Shakespeare plays, Emily Dickinson poems, religious texts and more.
The new book club community is available in each classic book and encourages subscribers to discuss the book as they go. They may choose to post trivia about a favorite author, write up thoughts about their current read, or encourage other subscribers to give their favorite book a try.
Discussions are already emerging in the community, and Wolf is looking forward to seeing even more. \"It\'s wonderful to see our readers taking an interest beyond just reading the book on their own. It\'s always more fun to have someone to talk to; it makes the reading experience much more meaningful.\"
Readers can begin participating right away on ArcaMax\'s Wetpaint site, located at http://books.arcamax.com . In addition to the Book Club, ArcaMax offers dozens more free ezines, including parenting tips, comics like \"Garfield\" and \"Family Circus,\" special holiday features, and more. For more information or to sign up for a free subscription, visit http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg .
Wetpaint is changing the way people share and collaborate about passions and interests online through its consumer-friendly Wiki platform. For the first time, anyone who knows how to use Microsoft Word can use Wetpaint to click and type online. Wetpaint has powered more than 200,000 user-created community sites since launching in June 2006. Wetpaint is backed by Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Frazier Technology Ventures. For more information, visit www.wetpaint.com.
Web Site = http://books.arcamax.com
Contact Details = ArcaMax Publishing 744 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite C Newport News, VA 23606 Phone: 757-596-9730 Fax: 757-596-9731 http://www.arcamax.com