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Winter Atmospheric Reads with Amy Clark from MomAdvice.com

Today on the podcast, Joe talks with Amy Clark from MomAdvice.com. Amy shares about her career as a blogger, her book club, and her brand-new podcast- Book Gang. Then, Amy and Joe recommend some wintry titles to curl up with as the season gets a bit more biting.   Books Mentioned in This Episode: Amy’s […]
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We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) who 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.

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Emma Dwyer

Emma Dwyer is a Product Trainer at OverDrive, where she provides support to Public Library partners. Prior to joining the Training team, Emma was an OverDrive Content Specialist and she brings a great deal of library, publishing, and book knowledge to her current team.

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Joe Skelley

Joe Skelley manages the tour route for OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile and helps introduce new users to Libby through virtual training sessions. In college, Joe majored in promotional communications, and literature reading everything from the classics to local authors in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

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Jill Grunewald

Jill Grunenwald is the creator and other half of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast and loves talking about books almost as much as she loves reading them. She joined OverDrive in 2015 as a Collection Development Analyst, helping libraries select and purchase content for their users.

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“I love this podcast. They are thoughtful about the books they talk about, interview great authors, and give great recommendations!”

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“I visited the podcast twice this year, and it was an absolute joy both times. The questions are wonderful, the book nerdery is great, and it also happens to be a fantastic way to get the word out!”

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December is upon us, and with that are many amazing releases! Join Emma, Jill and Joe as they share their December books to watch out for.

Give it a listen wherever you get your podcasts or https://professionalbooknerds.com/decembers-biggest-books-3/

What December books are you looking forward to?

What you can't remember could destroy you...

Keep reading @anareyeswriter's captivating debut thriller, THE HOUSE IN THE PINES, by preordering your copy here! http://sites.prh.com/thehouseinthepines

Today on the pod, Joe is talking with @ChuckWendig about his new book Wayward!

Chuck shares what it was like to write about a pandemic pre-pandemic, tackling writer's block, and introducing his child to Stranger Things.


Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 to our friends here in the US! We’re taking today off for the holiday, but episodes will return on Monday✨

What a good boy! It was a special day at our New Albany Branch as Strider, a local therapy dog, made his 100th visit to the branch. Strider has helped with tons of programs this year!

If you have a queer manuscript and are looking for a home for your book please feel free to send it our way. Our submission box is always open. Check out the link for guidelines https://www.tinyghostpress.com/submissions

Emma welcomes back some familiar voices to PBN! Maria, Kristin, Holly and Jane discuss their favorite books that they read in 2022. Listen now at the link in bio or wherever you get your podcasts!


Today's episode is a fun one! Meet GraphicAudio! Anji is the VP and General Manager at GraphicAudio and Colleen is a Director/Script Adaptor for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Learn more and listen now! https://professionalbooknerds.com/darling-love-takes-time-behind-the-scenes-with-graphicaudio/

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