Column by Peter Derk August 3, 2021
Is Goodreads a hellhole, a paradise, or a neglected middle-class neighborhood?
Column by Andrew Fowlow April 7, 2021
There are things you can start doing right now that will have a huge impact on an indie author and it won't even cost you a penny.
Column by Andrea J. Johnson August 13, 2020
Eighteen of the best books to read about Trump and his administration, and eight more that aren't so hot.
Column by Sadie Hartmann July 10, 2020
The horror fiction industry sees its fair share of dudes sitting around talking about scary books. But what do the ladies think? Here are my favorite voices from the Horror BookTube sisterhood.
Column by Sadie Hartmann March 9, 2020
It's easy to assume that five-star, glowing reviews are able to convince readers to buy a book, but what about those ranty, complaining reviews from Negative Nancy? Do those sell books too?
Column by Gabino Iglesias December 10, 2019
That thing you read online? Probably wrong. That old rule they told you was sacred? It's bullshit. Let me tell you why unlearning all of it is crucial.
Column by Gabino Iglesias
Bookstagrammers have become a crucial part of the publishing world. Here are some reasons you should support, get to know, and celebrate them.
Column by J. David Osborne
What makes a good book review good? We investigate by looking at the different genres of "bad Amazon review."
Column by Gabino Iglesias July 12, 2018
Book reviews still matter, and we need more of them. Here's why.
Column by Max Booth III
We're spotlighting some of our favorite indie book reviewers.
Column by Max Booth III June 23, 2017
There is nothing in this world more honest than a three-star review.
Column by Peter Derk June 12, 2017
This is what happens when you stop being real and start getting polite.
Column by Steph Post April 18, 2017
A list of ways for readers to support their favorite authors without spending money on books.
Column by Peter Derk October 12, 2016
Can you trash a book? Smack Talk an author? These 10 amendments make up the book reviewer's Bill of Rights.
Column by Max Booth III May 17, 2016
5 reasons why you should reconsider what you read your dumb children.
News by Raine Winters November 11, 2015
Stalking is not okay.
Column by Max Booth III August 7, 2015
The life of a writer is a series of punches to the genitals. Use one-star reviews of your favorite books to treat the pain.
Column by Phil Jourdan August 14, 2014
Find it hard promoting yourself, dealing with incompetent online reviewers, or taking writing advice from viral marketers? You're not alone.
Column by Brandon Tietz July 30, 2014
Critiquing a short story vs. essay/non-fiction — A how-to guide for all you workshoppers out there.
Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard June 20, 2014
Here are some easy tips on how to promote your work online to new readers and loyal fans—most of whom are probably in their underwear too.
News by Cath Murphy May 28, 2014
Five months, 100 books. Bookshots is all growed up!
Column by Erik Wecks January 16, 2013
Erik Wecks talks about what he learned after receiving 60 plus requests for a book review in a forty-eight hour period.
News by Rob Hart August 27, 2012
The 'New York Times' explores the underground world of paid reviews, in which authors buy positive reviews for their books in order to gin up buzz.