New releases are fun, but what if you dedicated a reading year to backlist books? From Our Bookshelf blogger, Lynn, shares her favorite backlist challenge discoveries. Today’s episode defines what it means to be backlist, how our pandemic shopping changed the backlist marketing budget, and some surprising publishing house acquisitions because of single backlist books.
Book Gang Podcast Episode 10: A Reader’s Backlist Challenge
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Under-the-Radar Books & Pivoting Back to Passion Interview
Book Clubs for Homeschooling Moms Interview
The Mother of Reinvention Podcast
Backlist to the Future
Why Backlists Matter to Bookstores
We Need to Talk About the Backlist
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The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Syria’s Secret Library by Mike Thomson
Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew
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Since we are embracing backlist books, I want to talk with you about the novel that ALMOST ended up the 2020 MomAdvice Reading Retreat selection. Sadly, we never got to meet, but today’s episode inspired me to share why this book impacted me so much and to reach out to the author. I’m also sneak peeking next week’s exciting episode topic and sharing another Costco find that is making my fall.
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Looking for some backlist book suggestions of your own? Check out these old favorites: