Book Clubs represented big business throughout the 1990's. The New York Times reported on December 14 1999 that for the year through October, net sales for book clubs had reached $950 million, an increase of 4.5 percent over the comparable period a year earlier.Three major corporations represented the key players in the book club business during the 1990's: Bertelsmann's Doubleday Direct; Time Inc.'s Book-of-the-Month Club; and, Rodale Press's six holdings. Bertelsmann claimed in 1999 that together, the clubs boasted a combined membership of 4.5 million members.
|Title of host publication||Salem Press|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Nineties in America|
|Place of Publication||California|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|