authors@goodreads: John Scalzi and Cory Doctorow Talk Fictional Disasters

We were thrilled to have not just one but two great science fiction authors grace our hallways in San Francisco for a recent authors@goodreads event: John Scalzi and Cory Doctorow came to talk about their new books—Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire and Doctorow’s Walkaway—and answer a few questions from both readers and employees. Goodreads: Tell us about your new books. John Scalzi: The basic concept of The Collapsing Empire is that there is this empire…and it…

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Summer Reading for Authors: 8 Books About Book Marketing

Summer is just around the corner (it was about time!), which means you’ll hopefully get some quality reading done. You can tell readers via Ask the Author what you’re reading for fun this summer by answering the question on your Author Dashboard, but you might also consider adding these eight titles to your Want-to-Read shelf to brush up on your marketing skills: How to Market a Bookby Joanna Penn Filled with short-term tactics to kick…

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12 Surprising Books to Give to New Grads

Let’s be honest: Graduates probably don’t need another copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! If you want to educate and entertain the new diploma owner in your life, think beyond Dr. Seuss. For ideas, we turned to our fantastic followers on Facebook and Twitter, who are always willing to share their book wisdom with us. Check out some of their fun suggestions for unexpected books for grads! Don’t see your suggestion? Share it with…

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16 Surprising Books to Give to New Grads

Let’s be honest: Graduates probably don’t need another copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! If you want to educate and entertain the new diploma owner in your life, think beyond Dr. Seuss. For ideas, we turned to our fantastic followers on Facebook and Twitter, who are always willing to share their book wisdom with us. Check out some of their fun suggestions for unexpected books for grads! Don’t see your suggestion? Share it with…

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Readers Recommend Their Favorite Nonfiction

From a fascinating memoir, to a thrilling history, to a scientific look at ourselves, we love curling up with a great nonfiction book. Always looking to add more books to our Want to Read shelf, we recently asked fellow readers on our Facebook and Twitter pages to tell us about their favorite nonfiction book they like to recommend, and why. More than 1,300 of you weighed in with great reads. Here are some of the…

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Goodreads Hack: Scan a Book Cover!

Have you ever been inspired by a friend’s book collection and wanted to immediately add a slew of her books to your Want to Read list? Or, maybe you’d like a way to quickly check a book’s ratings on Goodreads as you browse through the stacks at your local bookstore or library? Well, now you only need to point your phone at a book to add it to your Want to Read list, rate it,…

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7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We’ve got seven! Bulk up your Want to Read shelf with these brand-new standalone titles. The Facts of a Body: A Murder and a Memoirby Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich You should read this book if you like: True crime, murder mysteries that hit close to home, the nature of forgiveness and truth, disturbing secrets Check out Marzano-Lesnevich’s author-to-author interview with Celeste Ng here. Lilli de Jongby Janet…

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6 Fascinating Friendships Between Famous Authors

Ninety-one years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis encountered each other at an Oxford English faculty meeting. It was not friendship at first sight. “No harm in him,” Lewis wrote about his new acquaintance. “Only needs a smack or two.” Of course, it didn’t take long for the two to become nearly inseparable. They critiqued each other’s early drafts—for Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, and for Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet—and formed their…

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10 Favorite Book Moms and Their Words of Wisdom

Mother’s Day is traditionally about real moms—and by real, we mean the moms who had to put up with our antics in the real world—but this year, we also wanted to give a shout-out to the moms who helped raise us from the page. Did your favorite book mother make the list? MARMEE Little Womenby Louisa May AlcottMother of Meg, Jo, Beth, and AmyMom Wisdom: “Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never…

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20 Recent Books That Hook You from Page One

Readers can be patient people, but sometimes we want a book that grabs us right from the start—a story that’ll have us flipping pages after only a few moments of bookstore browsing or ereader previewing. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What’s a recently published book (from the last five years) that hooked you from the first page? Check out the books that received the most shout-outs below! Did the books that hooked you not…

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