Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg was making his New Year’s Resolutions. While reading through his followers resolution list, he noted a large majority were resolving to read more. That, he says, is when the idea for an online-Facebook Book Club happened, stating in an interview, stating, “Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.”
Called simply, A Year of Books, Zuckerberg began a Facebook page for the book club and it already has nearly 300,000 members. According to the details on the Facebook page:
“We will read a new book every two weeks and discuss it here. Our books will emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. Suggestions for new books to read are always welcome. We ask that everyone who participates read the books and we will moderate the discussions and group membership to keep us on topic.”
The first book pick of 2015 is The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be by Moisés Naím.
Just after the selection was announced, it sold out on Amazon. Many readers, authors and ever TechCrunch are compaing the Facebook Book Club to Oprah’s Book Club in shear reach to potential readers.