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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns is owned by The Book Report Network, 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 8 websites in The Book Report Network:

What is is a user friendly website dedicated to showcasing books that we think  book clubs would find interesting. The site's easy navigation offers a wealth of information at your fingertips. From special features to a extensive list of reading guides available and opportunities to win books in our ongoing contests, is your best resource for your book club's current, next and future read. The site is updated on a monthly basis though there are plans to change that to more frequent updates in the near future.

How long has been around?
The site was founded in May 2000.

Navigating and Troubleshooting

My book club is planning to read a book, but cannot find a reading guide. What do I do?
We have a  feature called "What To Do When No Guide Is Available."

Do you have lists of guides that were Most Requested in 2013?
Here is our list of the Most Requested Guides for 2013. It includes New Favorites, Ongoing Favorites and Enduring titles.

Do you have monthly lists of the Most Requested Guides?
Each month we compile a list of the Most Requested Guides in the categories of New Favorites, Ongoing Favorites and Enduring titles. Here is the list from December 2013 and here is the list from January 2014.

How do I request a guide?
Request a Guide here. But please check here first to see if we have it already. 

Authors and Their Books

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 home or email address for any author. If you would like to contact an author, we suggest that you start by searching to see if the author has a website.

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

Lisa See
c/o The Random House Publishing Group
Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Advertising and Promoting on

I am an author, publisher or publicity agent and I would like my guide to be featured on What do I do?
Here are details on how to have your guide added. 

I would like to advertise or promote my guide on What do I do?
You can find information on how to reach our growing number of book club readers by advertising on here

Using as a Resource

How can I cite your website on my research papers?
Although is not a scholarly journal, it is one of the most respected book sites on the Internet. Feel free to cite 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 2014,, The Book Report Network, New York, New York.

May I link my website to
Readers telling readers about is the way we build our audience.. Please link to us! And if you would like, drop us a note to let us know that you have done this at [email protected].