How Not to Kill a Book Club

Have you ever killed a book club? I mean, accidentally. Maybe you suggested a book that flopped, or the entire group just flaked out on you? Now what was once a lively discussion group that debated hot literary topics has turned into a sad bunch of people gnawing on cheese. Let’s chalk it up to teachable moments, right? We asked your fellow readers how to avoid killing a book club, and, of course, they had…

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What David Grann Thinks of The Lost City of Z Movie

Author David Grann is having a pretty good month. His new book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI—the true story of the 1920s murders of the oil-rich Osage tribe members—is one of the most buzzed-about nonfiction titles of the season. And this week the film version of The Lost City of Z opens in theaters. In his 2009 book, The New Yorker writer set out to discover…

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Man Booker International Prize Announces 2017 Shortlist

The Man Booker Prize International shortlist was announced this Thursday. Congrats to all the authors and translators! The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award, hosted in the United Kingdom, that annually recognizes a single book in English translation. The winning book receives £50,000, to be shared equally between the author and the translator. The winner will be announced on June 14th. Check out all of the shortlist titles below and add them…

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8 Books to Read If You Enjoyed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

One of the most popular nonfiction books of the past decade is premiering on HBO this weekend. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has more than 380,000 ratings on Goodreads (with an average of 4.03 stars), and spent 75 weeks on the New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list. The book is the story of Henrietta Lacks and her contributions to medicine that saved millions of lives. The young African American woman died in 1951…

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Vampires Can Help: J.R. Ward on the (Sexy) Bloodsuckers That Shaped Her Life

J.R. Ward‘s The Chosen was released this month, the 15th book in her beloved Black Dagger Brotherhood paranormal romance series. Since the bestselling author has now spent more than a decade writing about vampires, Goodreads asked her to share her thoughts on the enduring appeal and power of the “children of the night.” OK, it just so happens that I love talking about vampires. Which is kind of handy, considering how much time I spend…

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Seven Clues for Authors Participating in Mystery Week

It would be a crime if you missed this opportunity to promote your books! Mark your calendars and get ready to participate in Mystery Week on Goodreads, May 1-7. We’re shining the spotlight on page-turning mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories and need all the help we can get from savvy authors. Here are seven ways you can engage with readers on the site during Mystery Week: 1. Enable Ask the Author. Don’t leave your fans…

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17 Reasons Goodreads Members Love Libraries and Librarians

Here at Goodreads we love libraries all 52 weeks of the year, but as National Library Week (April 9-April 15) comes to a close, we want to be a little more vocal about our adoration. We asked on Facebook and Twitter for you to tell us why libraries and librarians hold such a special place in your bookish heart. Enjoy some of our favorite answers below—and then leave your response in the comments! 1. “Because…

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'Underground Railroad,' 'Evicted' win 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday with The Underground Railroad taking the prize for fiction. Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy won the award for history and The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between took the biography or autobiography category, while Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City was honored in the general nonfiction category. This is the 101st year of the contest that honorsexcellence…

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Marketing Advice from Best-Selling Author Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente has been a professional writer for eleven years, and his comics and graphic novels have earned him #1 spots on the New York Times bestseller lists, numerous awards, and have been the basis for feature films. This July, Quirk Books is releasing Van Lente’s debut novel, Ten Dead Comedians , which early Goodreads reviews have described as “an entertaining homage to Agatha Christie…but with a cutting edge and a lot of hilarious…

"Marketing Advice from Best-Selling Author Fred Van Lente"

Marketing Advice from Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente has been a professional writer for eleven years, and his comics and graphic novels have earned him #1 spots on the New York Times bestseller lists, numerous awards, and have been the basis for feature films. This July, Quirk Books is releasing Van Lente’s debut novel, Ten Dead Comedians , which early Goodreads reviews have described as “an entertaining homage to Agatha Christie…but with a cutting edge and a lot of hilarious…

"Marketing Advice from Fred Van Lente"