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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the CEO of Macmillan leaving, Obama’s presidential memoir release date and cover reveal, the DOJ looking to press charges against John Bolton, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders A Drop of Midnight by Jason Diakité Athena’s Choice by Adam Boostrom These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin Disc…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and the movie versions of The Princess Bride. This episode is sponsored by: See Her Die by Melinda Leigh Interference by Brad Parks Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community Harper Paperbacks Books discussed in this episode: The Princess Bride by William Goldman As You Wish by Care…
 
Jeff and Rebecca discuss rumors of PRH trying to buy Simon & Schuster, a bankrupt printer causing havoc in publishing, more cringe-inducing Dan Brown…stuff, a hero of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest Book Ri…
 
Jeff presents Rebecca with a host of recently announced book deals of varying interest. This episode is sponsored by: Don’t Ever Forget by Matthew Farrell One by One by Ruth Ware Find Layla by Meg Elison Book Riot Insiders Books discussed in this episode: A Country You Can Leave by Asale Angel-Ajani Queen of Thieves by Erin Bledsoe Beasts of Prey b…
 
Jeff and Rebecca highlight the most interesting, noteworthy, and exciting books being released this fall. This episode is sponsored by; Book Riot Insiders Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest, with Fierce Reads Blue Box Press and 1001 Dark Nights His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie, now available from Algonquin Books Books mentioned in this epi…
 
Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about the Future Library, are surprised by the NBCC vote, get excited for Enola Holmes, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR The Switch by Beth O’Leary Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan Lobizona by Romina Garber Discussed in this episode: Let’s make sounds about the Enola Holmes trailer NBCC fa…
 
Jeff and Rebecca review their favorite reads from the most unusual summer of 2020. This episode is sponsored by: TBR The Morning Flower by Amanda Hocking The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates Editorial Arts Academy for Freelance Book Editing 101 Books discussed in this episode: Intimations by Zadie Smith The Idea Factory by John Gertner B…
 
Jeff and Rebecca discuss some listener feedback, some bookseller discontent with Bookshop, Stephanie Meyer selling 1 million books in a week, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Flatiron Books, publishers of Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud His & Hers by Alice Feeney Read or Dead, Book Riot’s mystery/thriller podcast! Book Riot’s TBR Discussed in…
 
Jeff gets Rebecca’s report on the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast, they talk about one of the more shocking publishing confessions in recent memory, find a case of real censorship, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Sponsored by Flatiron Books, publisher of His & Hers by Alice Feeney Flatiron Books, publisher of Migrations by Charl…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of 2020 so far, Barnes & Noble adapting, several exciting adaptation announcements, a case of real censorship, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Chronicles of Now Podcast Page Chaser Chasing the Light by Oliver Stone Traitor by Amanda McCrina Discussed in this episode: Best-selling Books of 2…
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca lap up the drops of tea spilling from Mary Trump’s book, talk about the coming wave of new releases, and get into that Harper letter. This episode is sponsored by: Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir by Anonymous Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust Amazon Publishing Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode T…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk some new Trump books, some non-fun Dan Brown news, a hero of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: These Nameless Things by Shawn Smucker Portrait in Sepia, Inés of My Soul, The Infinite Plan, Daughter of Fortune, and Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Thicker Than Blood by Mike Omer Book Riot Insiders, …
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about white people being upset at Black-owned bookstores for not getting them their anti-racist books fast enough (this is not a joke), how you should NOT repeat NOT microwave your library books, how Sherlock Holmes having feelings is a apparently a matter that needs adjudication, and much more. This episode is spon…
 
Rebecca, Vanessa, and Sharifah discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. This episode is sponsored by: Hey YA, Book Riot’s own podcast about all things young adult lit Harper Perennial and Twisted by Emma Dabiri TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations, Book Riot’s personalized reading recommendation service, which now has gifting! Book Riot Insiders, …
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the NBCC imploding, campaigns to buy books by Black authors, Marley Dias continuing awesomeness, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Hey YA TBR The Secret Women from Amistad Books Neon, presenting Shirley starring Elisabeth Moss. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot’s Reader Survey NBCC board in shamb…
 
Rebecca and Amanda discuss Book Riot’s response to JK Rowling, the latest news on publishers’ plans to reopen, and two movements for racial equity in the industry. This episode is sponsored by: Fair Warning by Michael Connelly American Gods, vol 3 by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton Book Riot’s Hey YA podcast Links discussed in the …
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about how this week’s protests against systemic racism and police brutality intersect with the world of books and give the best advice they can to a long-time listener entering a new phase of life. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Bombas Pride Don’t Make a Sound: A Sawyer Brooks Thriller Kindle Edition by T.R. Ragan The Last …
 
Jeff and Rebecca run through a bunch of listener feedback, discuss celebrity bookshelves, and talk about the huge sales for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This episode is sponsored by: Amazon Publishing TBR The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode: Annotated episode about B…
 
Rebecca and Jeff talk about the passing of Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, the rumblings of re-openings in the world of books, care very little about a couple of adaptation announcements, and welcome a Spanish-language version of Publisher’s Weekly. This episode is sponsored by: Lit Stitch Book Riot Insiders BookCon 2020 Links discussed in this…
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca rank order literary awards by prestige, talk about Becoming on Netflix, digest BEA and BookCon going online, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne Book Riot Insiders TBR The Paris Hours by Alex George Links discussed in this episode: Simon & Schuster buoyed by digital sales…
 
Jeff and Rebecca react to the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes. At least the ones they had reactions to. This episode is sponsored by: Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster Book Riot Insiders TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Link discussed in this episode: The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes See omnys…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about PW publishing and argument against #booksareessential, a particularly dunder-headed reading list banning, how months turn into other months, and more. Email us your recommendation requests! podcast@bookriot.com This episode is sponsored by: The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale Fight Club 3 by Chuck Palahniuk The Hermione Gran…
 
Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Sweaters of Consequence, scrutinize #booksareessential, lament the through-line of the most challenged books of 2019, but end on a good thing. This episode is sponsored by: Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran Bombas TBR Links discussed in this episode: Indie bookseller flowchart on how to spend your dollars for best impact Case…
 
An examination of the musical icon, with guest and biographer Karen Bartlett ("Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend") helping to guide listeners through the extraordinary and, at times, complex journey. Fans and newcomers alike are taken through Dusty's time with The Springfields, her support of African-American artists in the British mu…
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca mark the official cancellation of BEA for 2020, puzzle over surprisingly good print sales numbers last week, give props to a creative New England bookseller, and more. This episode is sponsored by: This Boy by Lauren Myracle We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid TBR Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Sale…
 
Jeff and Rebecca follow the escalating pandemic problem for Barnes & Noble, walk through the definition of "upmarket," consider a big 5 publishers layoffs and salary cuts, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Miss Austen by Gill Hornby Afterlife by Julia Alvarez Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan Links discussed in this episode: Flatiron hires edi…
 
The Book Riot 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 Book Riot. Each Monday, Jeff O'Neal and Rebecca Schinsky break down industry news, and bonus episodes air regularly digging into everything from adaptations to book clubs to intervi…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about five candidates for the next installment of Book Nerd Movie Club and ask readers to vote for a winner. The candidates are: The English Patient Fried Green Tomatoes The Devil Wears Prada Field of Dreams The Remains of the Day This episode is sponsored by: The Malevolent Volume by Justin Phillip Reed See omnystudio.com/pol…
 
Following female homosexuality and bisexuality throughout popular music, Women of Atlantic host Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy builds to singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko as one of the next to carry on this critical viewpoint. Kiyoko talks growing up as a gay woman, presenting previously unseen stories in her music videos, and reveals how she was finally abl…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble closing hundreds of stores, James Patterson riding for indies once again (though also being wrong about some important stuff), heroes of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm TBR Book Riot Insiders My Way to You by Catherine Bybee Links discussed in this episode: Barnes & Noble te…
 
Jeff and Rebecca chronicle the continuing effects of COVID-19 on the world of books. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Spalding University The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, and by Harper Perennial Links discussed in this episode: Sales of print books held ste…
 
Jeff and Rebecca rate their confidence in this spring and summer's slate of movie adaptations. This episode is sponsored by: Book of the Month TBR Bookmarks Movies discussed in this episode: Emma (March 6) Wendy (Feb 28) The Invisible Man (Feb 28) The Secret Garden (April 17) The Personal History of David Copperfield (May 8) The Woman in the Window…
 
Jeff and Rebecca try to wrap their heads around how Covid-19 is affecting the world of books and reading. This episode is sponsored by: Sisters in Crime by Eleanor Taylor Bland Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations Links discussed in this episode: Book Riot's on-going Covid-19 Coverage Barnes & Noble implies layoffs inev…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about how coronavirus is affecting the works of books, Hachette dropping Woody Allen’s memoir, Macmillan floating new library licensing terms, and more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X…
 
Jeff talks with Guy LeCharles Gonzalez of The Panorama Project about what we do (and mostly don’t) know about the role of libraries in the wider publishing world, Macmillan’s embargo strategy, questions that could use answering, data we don’t have, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Libro.fm Relevant Links: The Panorama…
 
Rebecca and Jeff talk about Oprah’s forthcoming American Dirt special, Simon & Schuster on the auction block, B&N getting back to basics, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Anna K by Jenny Lee Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: ViacomCBS looking to sell S…
 
Jenn Northington joins Jeff today to talk about Bookshop.org launching, the sales success of Barnes & Noble’s 2019 Book of the Year winner, Star Wars books, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: ToMo Dayyyyyyyyyyyy Bookshop…
 
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