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Frequently Asked Questions
We want to hear from you! Your ideas, stories, questions, and opinions are what make ReadingGroupGuides.com the best online community for reading groups. Over the past seven years we have read tens of thousands of reader letters. Unsurprisingly, we see many questions over and over, which prompted us to create this list of ReadingGroupGuides.com's Most Frequently Asked Questions; topics are listed above. Please see if we have the answer to your question there before emailing ReadingGroupGuides.com. If we do not have the answer, please write to us.
Please remember that our reading guides are to spark discussion with you and your group; there are no set answers to the questions, nor any ‘answer key’ that we can give out.
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Frequently Asked Questions - and Answers
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:
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 searching to Google.com or another search engine to look 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:
10 E 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
I am an author, publisher or publicity agent and I would like my guide to be featured on ReadingGroupGuides.com What do I do?
We have details on what kinds of books we are looking for and where to send them here:
I would like to advertise or promote my guide on ReadingGroupGuides.com. How can I do that?
You can find information on how to reach our ever-growing number of book club readers by advertising on ReadingGroupGuides.com here:
ReadingGroupGuides.com - Promotion Opportunities
ReadingGroupGuides.com - Advertising Opportunities
Do you have lists of guides that other ReadingGroupGuide.com readers like?
Here are our most recent "Best Of" lists for both ongoing and new favorites:
ReadingGroupGuides.com - Best Of Lists - New
ReadingGroupGuides.com - Best Of Lists - Ongoing
Do you have lists of the Most Requested Guides?
Each month we compile a list of the Top 25 Most Requested Guides. You can access them here:
ReadingGroupGuides.com - Most Requested Guides
Our group would like to featured as one of the clubs interviews on ReadingGroupGuides.com. What should we do?
We love hearing from book clubs. We have created a set of questions that you and your group should complete and return to us. We then can schedule to feature your group on ReadingGroupGuides.com:
ReadingGroupGuides.com -- Questions for ReadingGroupGuides.com Book Club Interview
When will my favorite author's next book be available?
To see when an author's next book will be available, there are two things you can do:
1) Visit the author's official website, if there is one.
2) 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:
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 ReadingGroupGuides.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 2007, ReadingGroupGuides.com, The Book Report Network, New York, New York.
May I link my website to ReadingGroupGuides.com?
Readers telling readers about ReadingGroupGuides.com has been the way we have built our website audience. We would love you to link to us. To make it easier for you to link to our network of websites, we have provided graphics and links, which you can find here:
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:
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Before you request a guide, we have a few things you may want to note:
- Have you checked to see if we have your book guide listed? Check here.
- Many older titles do not have discussion guides available for them, as book clubs were not as popular in the past as they are now. If your group would like to discuss a book for which there is no guide available, may we suggest that you look at our What to Do When No Guide is Available feature.
- While publishers have begun creating discussion guides for books when they appear in hardcover, many still wait for a book to be released in paperback (typically a year after publication in hardcover) before they will have a guide available.
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