I know I never see anything pop up about this book club on my goodreads account so maybe we are missing out on a lot of potential readers. Do we have some sort of goal for what we want this book club to be?
Hmmm.... OK, I gave this a bit more thought and poked around Goodreads a bit. I do get email notifications for every book we are reading about 5 days before the month starts. These are auto generated by Goodreads and only go to your personal email, not your inbox within Goodreads. Turns out that is a preference that you need to set in order to receive them. I don't remember turning it on, but I don't doubt I did. So, that message is likely not going to as many people as I had assumed. Thanks for pointing this out. You are definitely right that we could reach more people than we currently are.
I can start sending out broadcast messages to the Goodreads members with the book selection. Those will show up in their Goodreads inbox regardless of what their settings are set to. I will try to do this about a 5 - 7 days before the next month starts. Another group I am in, we send out messages for nominations, voting and book selection, but I'm not certain if I want to send out that much or not. For some reason I am leery of users feeling like I am spamming them since this group really does the discussions here, not on Goodreads. But I guess they can always leave the group if they're not interested.
As an aside, one problem I have had with Goodreads is some users seem to get confused with the fact that the discussions happen here. Most of the Goodreads groups like that have their club nominations/voting/discussions on Goodreads, where as all of ours happen here, requiring a forum account. Still, I have felt like I should find a way to use that group more than how it is currently being used, which generally just shows what books we're reading to anyone who actually goes and visits it.
As for what we want the book club to be, I am open to opinions. I just mainly want a place for friendly exchange of ideas/thoughts/reactions to a book as we read it.