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Are Writers Badgering Readers?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

When I cringe at another's (or my own) urges towards me-me-me, I try to remember to allocate a bit of kindness towards writers (like me) trying to dance as fast as we can.

10 Things To Know About Kickstarting A Book

| Posted 04.01.2013 | Books

By Rebecca Joines Schinsky and Jeff O’Neal, editors of Book Riot Last summer, we ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the writing, editing, printin...

Romance In Bookstores

Rebecca Joines Schinsky | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
Rebecca Joines Schinsky

A personal romantic history through the lens of (what else?) bookish moments.

10 Bookish Conversations We Never Want to Have Again

Jeff O'Neal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Jeff O'Neal

We usually keep things pretty positive here at the Riot, but after many years of life in the bookish interweb, we've identified some conversations that just keep coming back up. And we're ready to put an end to them.

Why Is Everyone So Snotty About Fan-Fiction?

Peter Damien | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
Peter Damien

So these two writers walk into a bar, right? And neither of them is a horse or anything but both of them are complaining about fan-fiction, where "fans" write "fiction" based on another writer's works, then typically post them online for people to read for free.

Why JK Rowling Should NOT Return To Harry Potter

Edd McCracken | Posted 12.04.2012 | Books
Edd McCracken

Let me be among the first to warn JK Rowling off. The last thing the world needs is a literary George Lucas.

Literary Pet Peeves Are Counterproductive

Greg Zimmerman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Greg Zimmerman

My literary pet peeve is readers who have pet peeves. That's a statement that surely won't make me popular, but stay with me for a second. Hopefully I can get you to see things a little differently.

Do Women Have More Reading Shame Than Men?

Amanda Nelson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Books
Amanda Nelson

Try asking an adult who wanders into our Young Adult section if you can help them find something, and most of the time you get an awkward shrug or a nervous laugh, followed by an "oh, no, I just like reading this stuff...

7 Dirty Reading Secrets: What Are Yours?

Rebecca Joines Schinsky | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Spring has me in the mood to clean out closets of both the storage and psychic varieties. Here are seven of the dirty little reading secrets I've been carrying around for a while. What are yours?