The Book Report Network
Pioneers in putting the publishing industry online.
Where readers and writers click. Since 1996.
What do we do here at The Book Report Network? For a start, since 1996 we have been connecting readers with books and authors.
We’re amused with buzzwords like “discoverability” and “curation” that have become part of the modern book lexicon. For us, it’s always been about delivering reviews for the books that readers expect to see, as well as those we want them to discover. Same with authors; as we look back, we see how many authors we have introduced to readers. It’s why for more than two decades readers have been telling us that they consistently have found their next great read on our websites.
Our editorial websites are organized in two ways—by demographic and then by interest. Bookreporter.com, Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com share content with readers by demographic while ReadingGroupGuides.com addresses readers who have interests in content specific to book clubs. With our content management system we are seamlessly sharing content across our sites allowing us to “shelve” books so they are presented to whatever audience may have an interest in them, thus the same review may appear in multiple places across our sites.
Our “Bookreporter Talks To” author interview series launched in summer 2019. Our goal there is to deliver long-form author interviews to readers both on podcast and video. I have been a sought-after interviewer for events and festivals. Recognizing that readers want to connect with authors, but often do not have author programming available to them, we recognized that this was something that we could deliver on an ongoing basis.
Over the years, our unique vantage point has allowed us not only to shape the ways books are reviewed and discussed, but also inspired us to work with authors to reach readers and promote their books. Drawing on our expertise in speaking to readers, our Authors On the Web division provides Website Design and Development Services for authors, publishers and publishing professionals. And we have expanded these services to include Consulting Services, as well as Newsletter Design/Development Services.
TBRN also conducts research projects — everything from targeted audience/title-based focus groups with our “Sneak Peek” Early Reader Online Focus Groups and Reader/Market Surveys on a myriad of topics. Each represent an opportunity to get quality feedback directly from readers.
My speaking engagements have include keynote presentations, programming for book groups at the Miami Book Fair, author interviews and numerous library and women’s group events talking about books and authors. You can read more about these programs here.
We welcome new readers and invite you to explore our websites. If you are an author or publisher who would like to work with us on a sponsorship, advertising, website design or consulting project, contact information is here.