I didn’t know it was a profit-making venture

Richard and Judy, hosts of a wildly popular U.K. morning television book club, are profiled at the Independent. Bookninja picks out this tidbit: “‘The key difference between Oprah and us is that she makes money out of it,’ says Ross.”

Update: Mark Sarvas posts a clarification from Publishers Lunch that Oprah doesn’t get kickbacks from book club sales.

A quick search reveals that some independent booksellers have banded together to donate money from sales of the latest selection to Oprah’s Angel Network charity. Perhaps that initiative was the source of the confusion. Proceeds from sales of book club products through the website also go to charity.


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