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The Book Report Network




Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books?
We know what this feels like. The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week. We hope you'll visit our websites and discover why since 1996 The Book Report Network has been the best place online to talk about your last great read --- and find your next one.

About the Staff

The Book Report Network is headed by co-founder and president Carol Fitzgerald, who works with a team of creative and dedicated staff members in the company’s editorial and website development divisions.

Founder/President: Carol Fitzgerald

Editorial Director: Tom Donadio

Advertising & Promotions:
Advertising/Promotions Manager & Media Producer: Austin Ruh

Website Design & Development: 
Production/Support: Greg Fitzgerald
Designer: Jennifer Lai

Research & Special Projects:
Carol Fitzgerald

Greg Fitzgerald


Carol Fitzgerald

Carol Fitzgerald is the Founder and President of The Book Report Network (TBRN). The Company’s websites — and — have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of booklovers since 1996. TBRN is recognized as an online leader of informed, contemporary book news, reviews and author interviews. Website visitors can read reviews and author interviews, subscribe to newsletters, and participate in interactive polls and contests.

TBRN launched their “Bookreporter Talks To” author interview series, hosted by Carol, in the summer of 2019. The goal is to deliver long-form author interviews to readers both on podcast and video. She has long been a sought-after interviewer for events and festivals, which made this a natural addition to TBRN programming.

The company's Authors on the Web division provides Website Design and Development, Newsletter Design/Development and Consulting Services for authors and publishers.

Prior to founding TBRN, Fitzgerald spent 17 years at Conde Nast where she developed broad-based marketing, promotion and publicity programs. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University.


Tom Donadio
Editorial Director

Tom Donadio, a graduate of Fordham University at Rose Hill, began working at The Book Report Network in 2002 as an Editorial intern and joined the company's editorial staff full time the following year. As Editorial Director, Tom assigns and edits all the reviews that appear on and coordinates the content on In addition, he prepares newsletter lineups for these websites and oversees our interns, who help create such features as Coming Soon, Books on Screen and New in Paperback.


Advertising & Promotions

Austin Ruh
Advertising/Promotions Manager • Media Producer

Austin Ruh is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and the Denver Publishing Institute. As the Advertising/Promotions Manager of The Book Report Network, he coordinates the company’s ad/promo content, organizing current plans and implementing new marketing ideas in the process. He also serves as the company’s Media Producer, recording and editing videos and podcasts --- including "Bookreporter Talks To," a weekly video/podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with authors; “Bookaccino Live: A Lively Talk About Books,” Bookreporter’s monthly book preview series, and “Bookaccino Live” Book Group, which has an author as a book group guest. As a lover of the theater, Austin is always thinking about ways to connect with TBRN’s audience and keep them both informed and entertained.


Website Design & Development

Greg Fitzgerald
Accounts Manager

Greg Fitzgerald is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. He does event photography at author signings, conventions, and parties; In addition to his advertising and promotion tasks at TBRN, he oversees the company's accounting operation. He has worked for The Book Report Network since 2006, though he has been part of the TBRN family -- literally and figuratively -- since 1996. In his free time, Greg enjoys traveling; researching and enjoying lighthouses, ocean liners, and other maritime subjects; and geocaching.

Jennifer Lai

Jennifer Lai graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in studio arts. It was while studying online journalism at Columbia University that she developed her passion for web design. After working in journalism for two years, she decided to make the switch to design. At TBRN, she enjoys creating graphics and websites for the publishing industry, because it combines her love of art and writing.


Advertising & Promotions

For all inquiries regarding Advertising and Promotions, please send a note to the following:
Carol Fitzgerald:
Austin Ruh: