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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Interview with Ashley C. Ford, author of Somebody's Daughter

Professional Book Nerds
Jill is joined by podcaster and essayist Ashley C. Ford who discusses her new memoir Somebody's Daughter
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Books by past Professional Book Nerds authors for the #PBNread2021 challenge!

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Karin Slaughter on crime writing through the pandemic

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Jill is joined by crime writer Karin Slaughter to discuss her new book FALSE WITNESS.
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A book for every emotion

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On this episode, Adam is joined by frequent Nerds Emma, Maria, and Kristin.
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More About Professional Book Nerds

Adam and Jill both 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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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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The Team

Adam Sockel

Co-Host
Adam’s book interests are forever shifting but he’s usually reading fantasy, literature, Science Fiction, dystopian or young adult.

Jill Grunewald

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