Managing Online Forums by Patrick O'Keefe is an excellent book that all forum owners should read. The book gives the reader a most informative overview of everything involved in all stages of setting up and managing an online forum. A broad range of topics are covered including; Forum software Setting up and launching your forum Writing forum guidelines Controlling spam Forum marketing and promotion Managing members and moderators Dealing with problem members Stimulating and maintaining interesting discussion Promoting your forum site And how to make money from your forum. The book gave me loads of inspiring ideas and tips on how to better run a forum and I've already put many of these ideas into practice on the forums I own. Implementation of the recommendations included in the book, has already helped me to manage my forums better and to save time on the many and varied tasks involved with managing a forum. A few of the concepts presented may not suit my individual forums, but even those concepts gave me a lot to think about and provided useful reminders of the aspects of forum management that need attention. I've no hesitation in saying that if you own a forum, you should buy this book. It is easy to read, written in plain English and it is most interesting to read about the stuff you will be spending your time on if you are launching or managing a forum. This book will benefit newcomers and experienced forum owners alike. You can view the book website at www.managingonlineforums.com and you can also purchase the book from there.