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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

    The Apocalypse is For Everybody

    The Apocalypse is For Everybody

    Jeff and Rebecca consider listener feedback, talk about Goodreads users’s most anticipated books of 2023, a wild use case for modern chatbots and books, TikTok’s ability to put its thumb on the scale, and much more.
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    DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    TBR for Valentine’s Day
    We’re hiring!
    Update: HarperCollins union reports that HC has agreed to mediation
    Chatbots for Books (this one for Talent by Tyler Cowen):
    GoodReads readers most anticipated books of 2023
    TikTok confirms that employees can decide what goes viral
    Little Free Library launches Indigenous Library program
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    No Country for Old Scuba Divers

    No Country for Old Scuba Divers

    Jeff and Rebecca follow up on reading goggles and scorched earth memoirs, look at other angles on unions in publishing, survey what recent-ish books appear on college syllabi, fail to name the Booker Prize statue, and then finally sputter about the new Cormac McCarthy books.
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    DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    TBR for Valentine’s Day
    PW takes a look at the ongoing HC labor dispute
    Cool thing – deep dive into the books from the 90s that appear on college syllabi now
    Competition to name the Booker Prize statue
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    9 Billion NDAs

    9 Billion NDAs

    Jeff and Rebecca talk a little more union stuff, try to imagine e-reading with VR goggles, note with disinterest a blockbuster title, look at the bestselling books of 2022, and more.
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    DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Update: Federal Labor Board certifies New York Amazon union
    E-reading in VR is a thing
    Prince Harry’s memoir becomes UK’s fastest-selling nonfiction book
    Top 25 bestselling print books of 2022 (CoHo is 6 of the top 10)
    Colleen Hoover announces It Ends With Us coloring book
    And then Atria nukes it
    !!! Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret adaptationnnnnnnn
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Top 10 Most Anticipated Adaptations Coming in 2023

    Top 10 Most Anticipated Adaptations Coming in 2023

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about 10 interesting new adaptations coming in 2023. Plus other less interesting but still interesting ones.
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    DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret?
    The Color Purple
    Red, White, & Royal Blue
    Lessons in Chemistry
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    The Three Body Problem
    Dumb Money
    Leave the world behind
    Nightbitch
    Nimona
    Poor things
    Honorable Mentions
    Daisy Jones & The Six
    Dune 2
    The Pale Blue Eye
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    The Power
    All the Light We Cannot See
    The Killer
    American Born Chinese
    Eileen
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    • 52 min
    Camels and Wedges

    Camels and Wedges

    Jeff and Rebecca are back to talk about Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2022, Apple launches AI narration of audiobooks, 2022 print sales, listener feedback, and more.
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    DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
    The 2023 Winter Preview Draft on The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    Manuscript thief to plead guilty
    Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2022
    Print book sales rose 10% before Christmas
    Publishing Salary Survey 2022
    Apple has launched AI-narrated audiobooks
    Sander$on blasts Audible pay rates for indie authors
    Via listener Amanda K, a look at the downsides of how easy TikTok makes it to find & recommend books
    Shouts to Kelly being recognized for her book ban coverage
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    • 56 min
    The Top Bookish Stories of 2022

    The Top Bookish Stories of 2022

    Jeff and Rebecca look back on the most important, interesting, and befuddling stories from the year in books and reading.
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    DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Salman Rushdie attacked
    PRH does not merge with S&S
    TikTok on top
    And Colleen Hoover rides the wave
    The assault on books and reading
    Brandon Sanderson’s singular Kickstarter
    Peak adaptation
    Book sales are…fine
    LBGTQ book sales are more than fine
    The end of Amazon’s foray into brick and mortar bookstores
    Stocking changes at Barnes & Noble
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
847 Ratings

847 Ratings

MoabFlapjack ,

Nice to check in

I don’t listen every week, but I like to check in to see what’s going on in the world of books. Unfortunately, some of my favorite episodes are now patreon exclusives. However, there’s still good stuff here.

craig lefebvre ,

Self publishing news

It is greatly appreciated when you talk about Indy authors and self publishing, even if you don’t read it.

Author Craig Lefebvre

UKYArtist ,

Mixed review

I really like the concept of this podcast and much of the content is interesting and engaging. But, there are three aspects of it that I find distracting and annoying. First, the frequent hyping of the Patreon version. Second, way too much talk about movies and TV shows. Three, Rebecca’s extremely frequent forced laughter. Maybe is a nervous habit but whatever it is, it’s really distracting.

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