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Author loses book deal after BookTok exposes her for review-bombing authors of color

'Dropping her doesn't absolve you.'

On Dec 13, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

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‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ features a fake Jane Austen quote

The first search result for the quote isn't from a Jane Austen novel.

On Aug 17, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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Goodreads outcry prompts ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author to pull new novel—sparking criticism of review platform

Elizabeth Gilbert delayed her book after commenters accused her of 'romanticizing Russia' in a historical setting.

On Jun 13, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Wattpad author admits to bashing teen with a wine bottle over a negative book review

Richard Brittain tracked a teenage girl to her workplace, then knocked her out with a wine bottle.

On Nov 10, 2015 by Aja Romano

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R.L. Stine wants you to choose the greatest ‘Goosebumps’ book of all time

You're going to want to vote in Monster Madness, the ultimate 'Goosebumps' bracket.

On Mar 18, 2015 by Aja Romano

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John Green’s new book is getting great reviews on Goodreads—and it’s not published yet

Why do people review nonexistent books on Goodreads?

On Feb 2, 2015 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Author ignites controversy by stalking negative Goodreads reviewer

How an online game of cat-and-mouse spilled into real life.

On Oct 20, 2014 by Miles Klee

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How publishing’s biggest troll kept harassing women for so long

Here's a look inside the literary scandal that shook Twitter. 

On Oct 1, 2014 by S.E. Smith

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Christian romance novelist sues kindergarten teacher for plagiarism

Things are heating up between a Mormon housewife and a Nevada kindergarten teacher—and yes, there are racy sex scenes involved.

On Sep 12, 2014 by Aja Romano

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Negative review sends author into 4-month-long public meltdown

"Quit while you're ahead" doesn't apply if you never were.

On Sep 4, 2014 by Miles Klee

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The reactionary politics behind the ebook witch-hunt

Don't burn ebooks at the stake just yet.

On Aug 11, 2014 by Allen Weiner

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4 simple tips to help you read more—and read better

Dear readers, social media is your friend.

On Aug 6, 2014 by [email protected]

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What the Web taught me about my late grandfather

I'd always wondered what my grandfather was like as a therapist—until one of his patients told me.

On May 28, 2014 by Miles Klee

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The comfort of pages: Why a Kindle will never be perfect

The world is continuously making the move towards an entirely digital life easier by allowing it to take up more of our lives.

On Nov 19, 2013 by Zan McQuade

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‘Divergent’ fandom struggles with their trilogy’s end

The issue of fandom loyalty is bigger than a single disputed series ending.

On Oct 25, 2013 by Aja Romano