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Frequently Asked Questions - and Answers

Contacting Authors --- How do I send a letter to an author? Do you have an author's email address?
Out of respect for author privacy, The Book Report Network will not release the email or home address of any authors. If you would like to contact an author, we suggest that you start by searching to see if the author has a website. You can do this by going to AuthorYellowPages.com and searching for an author's official website, or by going to Google.com to search for information about an author website.

If you cannot find contact information on the Internet, we suggest that you write the author in care of his or her publisher. That address can be found in the front of the author's book. Publicity departments forward mail to authors. Here is a sample of how to address your letter:

Ray Bradbury
c/o HarperCollins
10 E. 53rd Street 
New York, NY 10022

I would like to review books for Bookreporter.com. How can I become a reviewer?
If you are interested in reviewing for Bookreporter.com, here is the link to what you need to know:
http://www.tbrnetwork.com/content/reviewer.asp

I am an author, publisher or publicity agent and I would like my book to be reviewed on Bookreporter.com What do I do?
We have details on what kinds of books we are looking for and where to send them here:
http://www.bookreporter.com/book-submission-inquiry

When will my favorite author's next book be available?
To see when an author's next book will be available, there are three things you can do:

1) Visit the author's official website, if there is one.
2) Check Coming Attractions on a website in our Network, AuthorsOnTheWeb.com:http://www.authorsontheweb.com/comingattractions.asp
3) Search the author's name on Amazon.com

Can you tell me the order of publication for books by my favorite author?
Many readers like to read series books in order. But figuring out the order of publication may not be easy unless you are talking about Sue Grafton's alphabet series or Janet Evanovich's numbered Stephanie Plum books. As a result, we have created Author Bibliographies for many of the bestselling authors. Here is a link to this feature:
http://www.authorsontheweb.com/features/lists/listsmain.asp

I belong to a book club and would like information on books for my group. Do you have this information?
You may want to consult our website, ReadingGroupGuides.com.

My book club/reading group is planning to read a book, but cannot find a reading group guide. Any ideas?
We have created a feature called What To Do When No Guide Is Available, which can be found here:
http://www.readinggroupguides.com/no_guide.asp

How can I cite your website on my research papers?
Although Bookreporter.com is not a scholarly journal, it is one of the most respected book sites on the Internet. If your academic institution allows citations from the Web, feel free to cite Bookreporter.com in your bibliography using this format:

(c) Copyright -- The year listed on the feature or review -- Name of Article, Name of Website, The Book Report Network, New York, New York. Here is an example:

(c) Copyright 2011, On the Edge of Your Seat: Suspense/Thriller Author Feature, Bookreporter.com, The Book Report Network, New York, New York.

May I link my website to Bookreporter.com?
Readers telling readers about Bookreporter.com has been the way we have built our website. We would love you to link to us. To make it easier for you to link to our network of websites, click here:
http://www.bookreporter.com/Library/graphicsTBR.asp

Who owns The Book Report Network?
The Book Report Network is a privately held corporation located in New York City. The Company was founded in 1996.

What are the websites in The Book Report Network?
Currently there are 7 websites in The Book Report Network:

Bookreporter.com
ReadingGroupGuides.com
AuthorsOnTheWeb.com
Teenreads.com
GraphicNovelReporter.com
Kidsreads.com
FaithfulReader.com