Professional Book Nerds

We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds®

With over a million downloads, readers and librarians turn to us for book recommendations, author interviews, and all things books.

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Linda Holmes returns to the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss her new book, Flying Solo, which is set in the same town as her first novel. Linda discusses how Antiques Roadshow inspired her new book, duck decoys, and more.

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Interview with Riley Sager, author of The House Across the Lake

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Emma chats with Riley Sager about Rear Window, what inspired The House Across the Lake, and the return of in-person author events....
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The Line Between Love and Hate Is Fine

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Emma, Jill, Joe and Sydney share strong opinions on the best (and worst) book adaptations...
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Interview with Alex Jennings, author of The Ballad of Perilous Graves

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Music is magic in Jennings' debut novel....
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The Twilight Saga Retrospective (Pt. 2)

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A questionable love triangle, anticlimactic battle scenes, and terrible baby names - oh my!...
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More About Professional Book Nerds

Jill, Joe, and Emma work at OverDrive, the industry-leading app for eBooks and audiobooks through your local library and school.

With over a half million downloads, readers and librarians turn to the PBN team for weekly expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books.

Our team has a deep knowledge for the literary world and helps thousands of libraries with collection development, making us uniquely positioned to provide suggestions and recommendations for readers around the world. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is available through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Radio FM and anywhere people download their podcasts.

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Electronic Press & Media Kit

Hosts’ Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald’s love for books make this podcast perfect for book lovers of all ages. As part of the Rakuten OverDrive team, which provides the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, Adam and Jill specialize in reader trends and collection development and have developed a deep knowledge of the literary world.

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WWII Fighter Ace Bud Anderson, In His Own Words

In this second half of his two-part interview, Col. Anderson describes how and why he joined the Air Force, his training, his appreciation for his squadron, and more. Col. Clarence (Bud) Emil Anderson served during World War II, and is a triple-ace fighter pilot. He’s the highest-scoring living American fighter ace and the 10th highest-scoring Mustang Ace of all time.

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The Team

Jill Grunewald

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Jill’s favorite genres are social sciences, humanities, memoir, health & fitness, dystopian science fiction, and fantasy.