I was planning to comment on this waaay earlier, so my apologies for not having done that!
It’s just that, hmmm, I found it very confusing (even after your edit) so I did not really know where to start with my comments
But by now I’ve thought about it enough, I guess, so I think I’m ready to comment.
The first thing is terminology. There are clubs that do the voting and stuff, and there are clubs that read a book together. These two things feel a bit mixed-up in the OP and the terminology is not clearly separated.
The second thing is order. You mainly start with the clubs that do the voting (I know that that was your focus when you wrote it, but anyways), but that’s a tiny fraction of all activities compared with the clubs that do the reading. Therefore I’d suggest reordering.
I think this is how I would set up and structure the OP, and the terminology that I propose:
Welcome! Here you can find information about how we read books together in the forums.
Book reading mainly uses two structures:
A Reading Club is a group of people that get together to read a given book. There often is a schedule, and the club members clarify language questions as well as discuss the overall contents of the book. Reading Clubs can be started independently or can be part of a Book Club.
A Book Club is an overarching structure that organizes which books will be read by the club members. Books can be proposed to the club, and whenever one book is about to finish, people vote on which book to read next. There are several Book Clubs in place, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and also some special interest Book Clubs, e.g. for all books written by a given author.
How to run a Reading Club
Whenever a book is picked in one of the Book Clubs, or whenever a group of people decides to read a given book together, a Reading Club has formed. The host of the reading club usually sets up the following threads:
- Home Thread: Here all information about the Reading Club is grouped. This includes general information about the book as well as its reading schedule and links to the individual discussion threads.
- Discussion Threads: Depending on the number of readers in the club, the structure may vary. The official Reading Clubs (i.e. those that were the result of a voting process of one of the big Book Clubs) usually go by weekly discussion threads, while others may organize their discussion threads by chapter or even by volume (if the number of participants is very low).
(add more information here or further down if necessary)
How to run a Book Club
What do y’all think?