Girly Book Club
Formed as a means to find new friends in a strange city, the Girly Book Club (GBC) now
has over 95,000 members in 12 countries and 80 cities across the globe, making it the
largest of its kind in the world. All GBC chapters read the same book at the same time
and meet up once a month in a centrally located venue to discuss that month’s book.
The GBC works as a global sorority, provides a relaxed and casual atmosphere to meet
friends in new cities and connects women with others who share their literary interests.
The magazine for discovering more about audiobooks, it reviews and
recommends the best listening, most interesting performances, and what
audiobooks are worth your listening time. AudioFile reviews nearly 400
audiobooks every 60 days, features narrator and author profiles, and awards
exceptional performances with AudioFile’s Earphones Awards. AudioFile
publishes a print edition six times a year and has a regular e-newsletter.
Gives readers more information about the books, authors, and genres they love while also introducing them to new titles, debut writers, and genres they never thought they’d read. From the casual reader to the one who documents each and every book read in a color-coordinated spreadsheet.
Committed to publishing original, important voices, be it fiction or non-fiction, in contemporary society. Recognizes excellence in writing, and thereby brings it to public attention.
Early Bird Books
Offers free and bargain ebooks that match your interests. Editors select the best titles to recommend, based on what you like to read. You can sign up for free, read the books on any device, and the books are yours to keep.
Random House/Signature Views
Provides readers with unique points of view built atop a literary foundation. Creates videos featuring the brightest minds in print.
International Thriller Writers
An honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as thrillers, including such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war and adventure, among others. It produces The Big Thrill magazine.
A group of women writers in a variety of genres with all kinds of publishers, connecting with women readers all over the world.
NetGalley is an innovative and easy-to-use online service and connection point for book publishers, reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and educators. NetGalley delivers digital galleys, often called advance reading copies, or ARCs, to professional readers and helps promote new and upcoming titles. Professional readers–reviewers, media, journalists, bloggers, librarians, booksellers and educators–can join and use NetGalley at no cost.
Just the Right Book Podcast
A podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and noteworthy books in all genres and give you unique insights into your favorite authors.
The Mary Sue
Sits at the nexus of pop culture and the uncharted universe: geek culture, comic book movies, genre television, space exploration, emerging technologies, the coolest video games, and the weirdest finds on the internet. Promotes and celebrates diversity and women’s representation in all of these areas.
Writer’s Bone Podcast
A podcast to discuss books and some of the two hosts’ other favorite things. Author interviews, works of fiction, and Boneyard discussions along the way.
A marketing and promotion service that lets authors make a personal connection with the people who buy, sell, read, and recommend their books. Offers everyone from independent writers to major publishers the opportunity to connect their books with the right audience.
Westport Public Library
Since 1886, devoted to enriching the intellectual and creative lives of the Westport, CT, community. A vibrant community hub where people of all ages come to seek information, gain knowledge, exchange ideas and share experiences. A warm and welcoming destination where individuals read and research, shop the store, meet friends or simply enjoy the camaraderie of being in a shared space. Earned prestigious “Five-Star Library” status in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 from Library Journal.