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Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com

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    Welcome to the Niche

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 70:17


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Award longlist, which apparently triggers an existential crisis for Jeff. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon The 2022 National Book Award Longlists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    When One of You is a Dragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 54:12


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about John Green getting banned in his home school, new ereader news, recent reading, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Out of Print job posting Book banning weirdness: John Green's first novel might be banned at his old school Long-awaited great news that Angela Flournoy has two more books coming Kobo's new eco-conscious ereader Amazon's new base Kindle This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub In the Early Times by Tad Friend Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah The Mosquito Bowl by Buzz Bissinger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Mist of Possibility

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 57:40


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Booker Prize shortlist, Nora Roberts making it rain for a Michigan library, Virginia's obscenity case against Gender Queer getting kicked to the curb, interesting new trailers, nerd TV, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Liberty Hardy's Patreon RIP Barbara Ehrenreich And Peter Straub Booker Prize Shortlist AJ Fikry trailer Their efforts have failed: VA obscenity case over Gender Queer is dismissed Nora Roberts saves Michigan library defunded over ​​LGBTQ titles Baker & Taylor's systems were down for multiple weeks due to a ransomware attack the weekend of Aug 20-21 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Where the Slugs Dwell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 57:16


    Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about stocking changes at Barnes & Noble, a Texas school district bans the word “transgender,” a slate of new book clubs, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Shoutout to Kelly Jensen on PBS News Hour Texas school district bans the word “transgender” from district, along w/ sweeping policy around discussions of gender & sexuality Amazon is now sponsoring the TikTok Book Club Chemistry Lessons by Bonnie Garmus Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak The Hacienda by Isabel Canas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Go Kill a Watchman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 72:42


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the horrible attack on Salman Rushdie, a maybe consequential change to what Barnes & Noble stocks in its physical stores, a quick Confidence Index on DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY starring Keanu Reeves, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Salman Rushdie on the long road to recovery after being stabbed during event Dallas area librarians told to remove every book that was challenged last year from shelves, even those that were approved Barnes & Noble making a change to what it stocks and how it stocks This GRRM profile in Vanity Fair Keanu Reeves starring in Hulu's Devil in the White City adaptation Joan is Okay by Weike Wang Home Waters by John Maclean We Were Dreamers by Simu Lu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Tipping Point Was a Tipping Point

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 70:01


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the passing of David McCullough, who holds the Dad Book crown, seeing the Colleen Hoover phenomenon in the wild, rubber-neck the PRH/S&S trial, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Is this the Colleen Hoover profile we have been looking for? Day Five of the Penguin Random House/S&S Trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Novel Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 58:30


    Rebecca and Sharifah discuss the salacious history of Go Ask Alice, the antitrust trial against Penguin Random House's merger with Simon & Schuster, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Links discussed in the show: The Book Riot Patreon How a Mormon Housewife Turned a Fake Diary Into an Enormous Best-Seller New York Times announces Gilbert Cruz as Books Editor Louisiana Librarian Seeks Legal Action After Harassment by Far-Right Group Michigan Library May Close Due to Conservative Propaganda Background on the PRH-Simon & Schuster antitrust trial Opening Arguments & Day One Testimony S & S CEO Jonathan Karp's Testimony Why the Penguin Random House – Simon & Schuster Merger is About Amazon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Millions of Canadians Cranking

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 67:07


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama's summer reading picks, Canadian reading habits, another take on “self-censorship,” and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: We're still taking applications for Editorial Ops Associate Utah State board of education policy opens door to book bans Half of all Canadians read a book a week?! Pamela Paul has a take Barack Obama's summer reading list The Gillian Flynn Gone Girl…Danube River cruise? Perish by LaToya Watkins The Church of Baseball by Ron Shelton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Book Riot Matches Donations to the National Network of Abortion Funds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 1:35


    Book Riot is running a campaign to match donations to the National Network of Abortion Funds from July 25th through August 1st. Feminism, gender equality, and inclusivity are all core tenants of our values at Book Riot, and we know there is no gender equality without reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy. We hope that you'll be able to participate in this match campaign. If you are able to support it financially, you can get information at https://bookriot.com/book-riot-matching-donations-to-national-network-of-abortion-funds/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Save It For the Message Boards

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 53:32


    Jeff and Rebecca talk trailers (She Said, Rings of Power, House of the Dragon), a HarperCollins walk-out, Michelle Obama's new book, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Follow-up: HarperCollins union workers hit the picket line New Michelle Obama book The Boys by Katie Hafner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Catch-451

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 63:03


    Jeff and Rebecca talk the best-selling books of the year, Book Riot's own best books of the year so far, a very suspect reality show idea, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: The Book Riot Patreon Book Riot's Best of 2022 so far Ada Limon named next Poet Laureate Bookstores are booming & becoming more diverse A reality show about authors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Good Job, Matt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 61:05


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Jesmyn Ward winning the Library of Congress Fiction Prize, a major publisher getting hijacked (?), labor at publishing houses, The New York Times understanding BookTok just about as well as they do, and much more. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon We're hiring! Jesmyn Ward wins ​​ of Congress Prize for Fiction Macmillan security breach HarperCollins's union authorizes strike if publisher does agree to fair contract Penguin Classics adds Marvel to the Canon NYT on BookTok Public service story: if you work in any kind of library setting and have student loans, see if you eligible for student loan forgiveness The Fox & I by Catherine Raven Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mental Cellophane

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 53:53


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about “the book of the year,” Barnes & Noble and TikTok collaborating, follow up on book censorship stories, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Ongoing: Lawyers say obscenity claims in VA case are ‘defective' and should be tossed out Canadian librarian responds to threats over drag queen story hour by adding a second event TikTok now has a dedicated #booktok hub, and Barnes & Noble is partnering to promote it with a challenge Authors are protesting Amazon policy that allows Kindle users to return ebooks within 7 days ​​ Wahala by Nikki May Memphis by Tara Stringfellow An Immense World by Ed Yong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Feather in the Trap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 60:22


    Jenn Northington joins Jeff to talk about a sweeping New York Times piece on diversity in publishing, the most popular GoodReads books of the moment, and how much Americans do and do not read books. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon NYT looks at the state of diversity of the publishing industry Florence Pugh to star in East of Eden Netflix series The Obamas Head to Audible Over 50% of Americans have not finished a book in the last year 72 of the most popular books on GoodReads….right now The City Inside by Samit Basu Aurora by David Koepp An Immense World by Ed Yong Flying Solo by Linda Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Implied Headline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 50:53


    Rebecca is joined by Book Riot's managing editor, Vanessa Diaz, while Jeff is on vacation. They discuss the relaunch of MTV Books, James Patterson's hot take on racism, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon MTV Books Reveals 2023 Relaunch Slate Sales of LGBTQ Books Are Soaring Mom's for Liberty's Book Rating System James Patterson says older white men experience “another form of racism” And then James Patterson apologizes NYPL to give away 500,000 free books The Margins writers' conference Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Two Questions and a Comment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 59:05


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble's picks for the best books of the year so far, Spotify coming for audiobooks, the quiet end of Oprah's Book Club on AppleTV, Tiny Beautiful Things being adapted, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Obscenity suit is advancing in VA Barnes & Noble's best books of 2022 so far Kathryn Hahn to appear in Hulu's Tiny Beautiful Things adaptation Spotify is coming for audiobooks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    I've Got No Animal Paraphernalia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 44:47


    Jeff and Rebecca discuss the results of their summer preview draft, go through a bunch of listener feedback, talk about a cookbook being adapted for the screen, a huge study of bookselling patterns on Amazon, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: We hiring a Digital Marketing Manager The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Australian Cookbook To Be Adapted Into Feature Film Ingram followed 150k books on Amazon for 3 years Dog Eared Books in Ames, Iowa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Playing by the Ruled

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 58:13


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about book sales, Amazon's new book club, the bookstore of the year, recent reading, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Congrats to The Raven! The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson Amazon starts monthly book club Post-Traumatic by Chantal Johnson Translating Myself & Other by Jhumpa Lahiri Trillions by Robin Wigglesworth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    From Talk Easy: Jennifer Egan on Writing Through Time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 2:29


    Today we're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and politicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity, he has revealing conversations with guests like Michael Lewis, Rupi Kaur, and Dave Eggers. In this preview, Sam talks to Jennifer Egan about the structural pulse of her new novel, The Candy House, why she's drawn to nonlinear storytelling, and what the book reveals about authenticity in the digital age. You can hear the full episode, and more from Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tebookriotegan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Foley Artist on Mars

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 66:39


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about a striking attempt to sue Barnes & Noble for obscenity and pornography, admit we were wrong but for dumb reasons, talk about a hero of the week, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon! Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro VA Beach Barnes & Noble being sued over GenderQueer and A Court of Mist and Fury Now in book banning: conservative parents take aim at library apps If it sounds too good to be true…this company will pay you $200 for every book you finish Something you don't see every day – expanded book coverage! The Dracula Daily newsletter is a fun thing Hero of the Week: teen upset about book bans starts forbidden book club The Book of Night by Holly Black Trust by Hernan Diaz Flying Solo by Linda Holmes Translating Myself and Others by Jhumpa Lahiri How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Manga Eyes of Desire

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 60:21


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes, the reMarkable 2….tablet?, recent reading, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon! Pulitzer winners Is this a thing? Post-Traumatic by Chantal Johnson Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Dinner for One by Sutanya Dacres Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Exaggerate, Enhance, Create, and Reify

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 75:45


    Jeff and Rebecca take listener feedback, spend a few moments talking about Julia on HBO, look at real, honest-to-goodness BookTok numbers, and talk with Florence Williams about her book, Heartbreak. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon! Let's talk about those BookTok numbers from publishers lunch — public link to the pod & infographic  So get a copy of Heartbreak using riot20 for 20% at pushkin.fm/heartbreak Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Moms, Dad, and Grads Recommendation Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 99:04


    Jeff and Rebecca turn with their annual spring recommendation show. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.f Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon 2022 (!) 5 Under 35 Honorees Book Riot Podcast Listener Survey You're Not Listening Checklist Manifesto Loonshots Outsiders Danez Smith Hanif Abdurraquib Morgan Parker Louise Gluck Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni Poets.org The Great Circle Pretty Face by Lucy Parker A Taste of Her Own Medicine by Tasha Harrison The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Gilead Lila by Marilynne Robinson Wicked Fox by Kate Cho Books for K-Drama Fans 2am at the Cat's Pajamas City of Girls Black Cake Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Pachinko The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Chronicles of St. Mary's by Jodi Taylor The Wheel of Time I Came All This Way to Meet You My Glory Was I Had Such Friends The Ugly Cry Fierce Attachments The Odd Woman in the City by Vivian Gornick Joan is Okay Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead The Cartographers by Peng Shepard The Lincoln Highway Greek to Me by Mary Norris The Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson Lab Girl Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck Radical Candor You're Not Listening Grit Conscious Business Getting to Yes Financial Intelligence To The End of the Land by David Grossman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Caffeinated, Liquid Snickers Bar

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 56:42


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble as publishing's hero(!?), developments in the world of book banning, new initiatives to combat said banning, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Book bans now reaching math textbooks in Florida California student's petition to expand conversations about race in literature 5 Under 35 honorees Brooklyn Public Library offers ecards to kids 13-21 as a move to provide access/resist book bans We Need Diverse Books To Offer Grants to Educators to Buy Books  How Barnes & Noble went from villain to hero Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Realm of Cookies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 56:22


    Jeff and Rebecca talk 2022 book sales so far, Brandon Sanderson making it rain, dive into The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot Podcast Patreon! Brandon Sanderson pays it forward Book sales boom is over? Documentary about The Bookstore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Broken Hallelujah

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 67:07


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new Book Riot Podcast Patreon, solicit recommendation requests for Moms/Dads/Grads episode, somehow spin out again about audiobook pricing, look at the most banned books of 2021, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot Podcast Patreon! Station Eleven team reuniting at HBO for Glass Hotel & Sea of Tranquility We probably have to say something about the Amazon union success The NYT looks at some of the most-banned books of 2021 B&N goes audiobook membership The Cartographers by Peng Shepard Secret Identity by Alex Segura The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi Pay Up by Reshma Saujani The Candy House by Jennifer Egan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    From Talk Easy: Michael Lewis on The Premonition

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 3:34


    We're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity and an abundance of research, he's had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with author Michael Lewis about his book, The Premonition, his approach to creating a relationship with the people he writes about, covering President Obama, and the power of luck. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tebookriot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    They're All Lowlights

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 56:29


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about listener experiences with Atlas of the Heart, do a quick update from the Sandersonverse, discuss the rising sales of LBGTQ romance, and linger for a moment in the Frontlist Foyer. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: LGBTQ romance sales are booming Evelyn Hugo adaptation going to Netflix The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    To Kill a Mockingbird Meets Nicholas Sparks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 47:43


    Danika Ellis joins Rebecca Schinsky to talk about Dr Seuss sales, librarians getting fired for not pulling books, that Where the Crawdads Sing Trailer, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Pulling racist books turned out to be good for business for Dr Seuss Texas librarian ​​alleges she was fired for not removing books Crawdads trailer ​​ Heroes of the Week Ted Cruz accidentally makes two anti-racist books bestsellers ​​ As mentioned on the show: Danika's quiz to match book banning quote to the decade it occurred  Delilah Green Doesn't Care by Ashley Herring Blake Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nobels and Hostages

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 68:34


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about books sales thus far in 2022, check in on the “book of the year” candidates, note some discontent in the publishing workforce, and talk about books that are not what we thought they were. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: We have a literary activism newsletter coming soon Brandon Sanderson answers FAQs about that Kickstarter Wanna talk about that Twitter thread about low-mid level publishing folks bouncing out? Funny Farm by Laurie Zaleski Left on Tenth by Delia Ephron The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    You Know How I Am With Bandwagons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 50:38


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about B&N's 2021 results and how TikTok steers the ship, recent reading, new Cormac McCarthy novels, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: James Daunt talks about BN's 2021 Cormac McCarthy publishing 2 new novels with a different flavor Pamela Paul stepping down from NYT Book Review to join Opinion section The Voltage Effect by John List Left on Tenth by Delia Ephron Recitatif by Toni Morrison Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brandon Swagder$on

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 59:17


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the closing of Amazon Books and the most interesting self-publishing story yet. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Amazon is shutting down all of its bookstores Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dolly Partterson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 50:29


    Jeff and Rebecca talk more about bonus content, the Dolly Parton/James Patterson unique audio experience, trailer talk, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Novelists struggling with if/how to write about covid — curious where listeners are on this Britney! Spears! Memoir! For $15million  Cases in which challenged books have been returned to shelves in Washington state. Dolly/patterson audiobook experience on Spotify Pachinko Trailer looks amazing Rings of Power looks like….Rings of Power Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Algorithms Gone Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 57:51


    Jeff and Rebecca talk premium podcast content, play a bookish round of 20 Questions, think about the two-year anniversary of Bookshop, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Students sue a school district over book banning Heartbreak by Florence Williams The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Freudian Slippers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 60:07


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about new details about The Spine Collector, Apple's Book Club, recent reads, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Check out our wordle-inspired merch at bookriot.com/merch Glory's doing a WRBG series with Liveright The Bernardini plot thickens Apple's new book club Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Crying with a Knife

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 93:13


    Jeff and Rebecca finally are ready to talk about Station Eleven, after discussing recent reads. And in the second half of the episode, they get to talk to Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Admissions by Kendra James To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara How to be Perfect by Michael Schur The Well-Read Black Girl Podcast Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Crying with a Knife

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 88:28


    Jeff and Rebecca finally are ready to talk about Station Eleven, after discussing recent reads. And in the second half of the episode, they get to talk to Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Admissions by Kendra James To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara How to be Perfect by Michael Schur The Well-Read Black Girl Podcast Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bankable Crossover

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 55:04


    Jeff is joined by Vanessa Diaz to talk about 2021s bestsellers, recent notable and favorite books, the continuing surge in book banning and censorshop in public libraries and schools, and more. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Adaptation Nation The Book Riot Podcast Winter Preview Draft Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Personal Library Up for Auction Breaking down 2021's bestsellers by publisher Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark Ariadne by Jennifer Saint Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd Ramón and Julieta by Alana Quintana Albertson Amor Actually Murder Most Actual, a Kobo original by Alexis Hall Wahala by Nikki May See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    ASMR for Knowledge Workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 48:03


    This week, Jeff and Rebecca doing something unusual: talking about the books they are reading. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Winter Preview Draft Adaptation Nation Edelweiss Netgalley The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara Somebody's Daughter by Ashley Ford Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Complexity Doesn't Have to Be a Bummer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 52:31


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about 2021 print sales and reading habits, Harlequin's subscription play, give a general review of Station Eleven on HBO, and more. Discussed in this episode: Follow-up in Bernardini case ​​ Latest Pew stats re: Americans' reading habits Print Books Have Huge 2021 Harlequin's new subscription service debuts See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Which Way the Smarm Flows

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 56:28


    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the resolution of a recent literary mystery, the (cough) best books of the last 125 years, new year's reading projects, and more. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Winter Preview Draft Episode! Adaptation Nation! Italian publishing employee arrested for fraud, identity theft stealing those manuscripts The NYT let readers vote on the best book of the last 125 years to predictable results The Maid by Nita Prose Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Announcing The Spring 2022 Draft!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 2:24


    Get the Spring Preview Draft! Also if you want: Adaptation Nation (all free) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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