Finally, it’s fall. Huge sigh of happiness for the season of fantastic food (yay, Thanksgiving), things for people who like football to do, and of course – lots and lots of new books to read.
Ah, but which new books are the best bets? That’s where this Friday’s #FollowReader comes in.
We’ll be joined by the Book Maven herself, Bethanne Patrick. If anyone has the inside scoop on what the hottest of hot new titles for fall are, it’s Bethanne.
Of course, she can’t do it all by herself, so we’re putting out a call — come one, come all: publishers, publicists, reviewers, bloggers, librarians, booksellers, readers, oh – and authors! We want to hear what new titles you are excited about for the season.
About Bethanne Patrick:
The Twitter version: Blogger, book reviewer, author interviewer, author –but above all, a reader.
The longer version: Under “The Book Maven,” Bethanne Patrick started a blog for Publishers Weekly, became the moderator for Barnes & Noble’s first online book club, “Centerstage,” and began developing “Author, Author,” the first-ever Web-TV show with a book focus.
In April of this year, “Author, Author” relaunched as “The Book Studio,” now a product of WETA-PBS, the Washington D.C. PBS/NPR station. Through “The Book Studio,” Patrick interviews authors in video and audio podcasts, promoting these interviews via Twitter and her blog.
Patrick regularly writes for AARP, People Magazine, The Washington Post Book World, Barnes & Noble Review, and Bookreporter.com. She has also written a book for National Geographic entitled An Uncommon History of Common Things, out now.
Currently, Patrick is working on a memoir entitled Broken.
To join this Friday’s #followreader conversation on Hot Fall Titles (I just really like saying, “Hot Fall Titles”), here’s what to do:
- Just before 4pm ET, log in to Twitter or whatever interface you prefer. (We recommend Tweetchat, which refreshes quickly and automatically loads your hashtag when you are in the discussion.)
- To follow the discussion, run a search for #followreader
- I’ll start by asking Bethanne a few questions, before opening up the discussion to the group.
- To post a comment to the discussion, make sure that the hashtag #followreader is in each tweet you write.
Above all, show up and have fun.