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Book Hype is Hypable.com's official podcast for all things literature-related. Give your readers' eyes a rest and tune in for news, reviews, recommendations and (of course) banter as your hosts bring you the best of the book world.

Latest Episodes

Book Hype Episode #146: Serial Box Interview with Julian Yap

Book Hype hosts Karen and Kristen welcome Julian Yap to discuss all things Serial Box! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert Flow and Grip by Kennedy Ryan Play On by Samantha Young Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Serial Box and how it works: -Julian is the co-founder, and works every day as the logistical and scheduling guru. -Serial Box wants to be TV for books: Short, weekly episodes of a story, with each ‘episode’ being a contained story that contributes to the greater arc of the tale. -Serial Box has writer’s rooms just like TV. -The writer’s rooms give the writers a place to bounce ideas, speeding up the process quite a bit. -They definitely wouldn’t turn down a future adaptation of their work. -You can read and listen cohesively, and can switch back and forth seamlessly between the tw...

63 MIN2017 SEP 20
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Book Hype Episode #146: Serial Box Interview with Julian Yap

Book Hype Episode #145: What Is Happening with ‘Handbook for Mortals?’

Book Hype hosts Karen, Brittany, and Kristen discuss the latest book news! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis -The Walsh series by Kate Canterbary (especially The Cornerstone) –Rebel by Rebecca Yarros –Ready to Run by Lauren Layne –Skin by Kylie Scott –Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman Book Deals of the Day: Underneath It All by Kate Canterbary (Walsh series #1) Free! Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) $2.99 Book Bites: -Bestseller lists – do you pay attention to them? -Do they make you want to buy the books more? Book News: NYT Bestseller edition -Let’s break down what is going on with Handbook for Mortals. -Who is Lani Sarem? -What exactly did she do to scam the NYT? -Shockingly, this happens sometimes, but not on this scale. -YA Twitter is the best Twitter. General Book News: -Keeping in with the crazy news: Nook Press is canceling author accounts publis...

51 MIN2017 AUG 31
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Book Hype Episode #145: What Is Happening with ‘Handbook for Mortals?’

Book Hype Episode #144: 'Geek Actually' Interview

Book Hype hosts Karen and Brittany join Cathy Yardley and Cecelia Tan from Geek Actually to discuss the series! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –Three Little Words by Melissa Blue (a co-author!) –Looking for Group by Alexis Hall –Monstress by Marjorie Liu –The Master by Tara Su Me -And the TBR pile includes everything from the Hugo awards list! Geek Actually: Who are they? What is it? -Cathy Yardley: approached by Serial Box to bring her “showrunner” capabilities to the series Superpower: guiding writers to plot development is her superpower -Cecelia Tan: long time science-fiction, fantasy, erotica writer Superpower: champion of fully realized female characters -How would you describe Geek Actually: “It’s the geeky women friends you want to hang out with” -These are women you can see yourselves in, they are the online friends you want to hang out with -What’s the mission with Geek Actually: Science-fiction, fan...

61 MIN2017 AUG 16
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Book Hype Episode #144: 'Geek Actually' Interview

Book Hype Episode #143: ‘Roar’ Book Club Review

Book Hype hosts Karen and Brittany join a super-excited Kristen to finally talk about Roar by Cora Carmack! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –Roar by Cora Carmack –Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland –Playboy Pilot and Stuck Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward –Heat Wave by Karina Halle –The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose Book Deal of the Day –Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz –Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen Book Bites: Venturing from Romance to YA -Will their romance experience help or hurt them? -Will readers have a lot of preconceptions about their books? -Or will the romance experience help the YA characters to feel more fully fledged in fantasy or sci-fi worlds? Roar Book Review: -Buy or Borrow? -Storm and magic hunting sound AH-MAY-ZING -What were the strengths of the novel? -Any shortcomings? -What were our favorite scenes? -Besides Roar, who are our favorite characters? -Who do we not love: Cassius (?!)...

93 MIN2017 AUG 5
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Book Hype Episode #143: ‘Roar’ Book Club Review

Book Hype Episode #142: The Best of Literary Social Media

Book Hype hosts Brittany and Kristen decide to get an episode in about social media while Karen is off at Comic Con! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we're reading: -Trust by Kylie Scott -Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen -All Things New by Lauren Miller -Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips Book Deal of the Day Nova by Rebecca Yarros - Amazon Book Bites: Book Tube - Yay or Nay? What is Book Tube? There are many different videos including tags, book hauls, and challenges. Kristen is a newbie, while Brittany dove deep into Book Tube years ago. The perks of podcasting versus YouTube. Literary Social Media: Why we trust Twitter recs over Facebook and news outlets Facebook fan groups - where you head for recommendations tailored to your favorite content Kristen's best Twitter recommendations - New Adult Hero (@TypicalNAHero), New Adult Heroine (@HeroineofNA), Pungent Love (@pungentlove) Brittany's recommendations - Berkley Pub (Instagram), Issac Fitzger...

68 MIN2017 JUL 23
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Book Hype Episode #142: The Best of Literary Social Media

Book Hype Episode #141: Abs Are Nice

Book Hype hosts Karen and Kristen are live at Indy PopCon 2017. We speak with authors Lauren Jankowski and J.S. Lenore. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente –Trust by Kylie Scott –Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien –The Sea-Stone Sword by Joel Cornah –Fourth World by Lyssa Chiavari –Empty Cradle: The Untimely Death of Corey Sanderson by Emmy Jackson –A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Bites: -We have a two-fer this week! -Question 1: At what point during the day do you typically read? -Question 2: What makes a good book recommendation? Talking with Lauren Jankowski: -She wrote the Shapeshifter Chronicles! -We get the elevator pitch and it sounds damn good. -Myth nerds unite. -Lauren’s books are getting republished! -You can check out Snowy Wings Publishing and Asexual Artists. -Find out more about Lauren’s new covers here! -Lauren also talks about a...

41 MIN2017 JUL 13
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Book Hype Episode #141: Abs Are Nice

Book Hype Episode #140: Book Clubs: Join ‘Em or Ditch ‘Em

Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Brittany break down the perks and pitfalls of book clubs. Plus, they discuss the latest book news. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling -“Dagon” by H.P. Lovecraft –The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young –Roar by Cora Carmack –UNSUB by Meg Gardiner –The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Deal of the Day: –His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman –Rule: A Marked Man Novel by Jay Crownover Book Bites: -Who is your auto-buy author? Brittany: Sarah Dessen, Neil Gaiman, Don DeLillo, Philip Pullman, Brittany Cavallaro Karen: Rick Riordan, Lauren Layne, Alexandra Bracken, Chris Colfer Kristen: Cora Carmack, Kylie Scott, Lauren Layne, Sarina Bowen, Mariana Zapata Book Clubs: Join ’em or Ditch ’em -Oprah wields a ton of power over the book world; is that a good thing? -Some history about when things go wrong with recommendations -D...

65 MIN2017 JUL 6
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Book Hype Episode #140: Book Clubs: Join ‘Em or Ditch ‘Em

Book Hype Episode #139: Happee Birthdae, Harry!

Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Danielle are here to wish Harry a very happee birthdae and discuss the latest book news. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan –Salvaged by Jay Crownover –Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson –Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon Deal of the Day: –This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab –The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie Book Bites: -If we could have ONE MORE book in a completed series, what would it be and why? -SHOCKER: None of us picked Harry Potter. Happee Birthdae, Harry!: Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone -How we first heard of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone -Do we feel like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has re-read value, or do we tend to skip it for the later books? -There are a few things we think we realized we missed in our younger years as we re-read the series as adults. -...

88 MIN2017 JUN 29
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Book Hype Episode #139: Happee Birthdae, Harry!

Book Hype Episode #138: Book Expo America 2017

Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Brittany return to talk about BEA, summer reading plans, and the latest book news. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook!! What we’re reading: –Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh –Wait for It and Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata –Rookie Move and Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen –I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne –Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren –When It’s Real by Erin Watt –Once and For All by Sarah Dessen –Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill –Unsub by Meg Gardiner Book Expo America 2017: -Karen represented Team Hypable at this awesome booklover expo -Favorite part: meeting people! Authors, editors, publishers, fans! (AND BRUNCH) -Some things to look forward to from BEA: –Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds –Invictus by Ryan Graudin –The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones –All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis –Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush –Fire Blood by Elly...

63 MIN2017 JUN 21
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Book Hype Episode #138: Book Expo America 2017

Book Hype #137: All Things Jane Austen

Hypable's Book Hype

63 MIN2017 MAY 12
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Book Hype #137: All Things Jane Austen

Latest Episodes

Book Hype Episode #146: Serial Box Interview with Julian Yap

Book Hype hosts Karen and Kristen welcome Julian Yap to discuss all things Serial Box! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert Flow and Grip by Kennedy Ryan Play On by Samantha Young Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Serial Box and how it works: -Julian is the co-founder, and works every day as the logistical and scheduling guru. -Serial Box wants to be TV for books: Short, weekly episodes of a story, with each ‘episode’ being a contained story that contributes to the greater arc of the tale. -Serial Box has writer’s rooms just like TV. -The writer’s rooms give the writers a place to bounce ideas, speeding up the process quite a bit. -They definitely wouldn’t turn down a future adaptation of their work. -You can read and listen cohesively, and can switch back and forth seamlessly between the tw...

63 MIN2017 SEP 20
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Book Hype Episode #146: Serial Box Interview with Julian Yap

Book Hype Episode #145: What Is Happening with ‘Handbook for Mortals?’

Book Hype hosts Karen, Brittany, and Kristen discuss the latest book news! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis -The Walsh series by Kate Canterbary (especially The Cornerstone) –Rebel by Rebecca Yarros –Ready to Run by Lauren Layne –Skin by Kylie Scott –Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman Book Deals of the Day: Underneath It All by Kate Canterbary (Walsh series #1) Free! Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) $2.99 Book Bites: -Bestseller lists – do you pay attention to them? -Do they make you want to buy the books more? Book News: NYT Bestseller edition -Let’s break down what is going on with Handbook for Mortals. -Who is Lani Sarem? -What exactly did she do to scam the NYT? -Shockingly, this happens sometimes, but not on this scale. -YA Twitter is the best Twitter. General Book News: -Keeping in with the crazy news: Nook Press is canceling author accounts publis...

51 MIN2017 AUG 31
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Book Hype Episode #145: What Is Happening with ‘Handbook for Mortals?’

Book Hype Episode #144: 'Geek Actually' Interview

Book Hype hosts Karen and Brittany join Cathy Yardley and Cecelia Tan from Geek Actually to discuss the series! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –Three Little Words by Melissa Blue (a co-author!) –Looking for Group by Alexis Hall –Monstress by Marjorie Liu –The Master by Tara Su Me -And the TBR pile includes everything from the Hugo awards list! Geek Actually: Who are they? What is it? -Cathy Yardley: approached by Serial Box to bring her “showrunner” capabilities to the series Superpower: guiding writers to plot development is her superpower -Cecelia Tan: long time science-fiction, fantasy, erotica writer Superpower: champion of fully realized female characters -How would you describe Geek Actually: “It’s the geeky women friends you want to hang out with” -These are women you can see yourselves in, they are the online friends you want to hang out with -What’s the mission with Geek Actually: Science-fiction, fan...

61 MIN2017 AUG 16
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Book Hype Episode #144: 'Geek Actually' Interview

Book Hype Episode #143: ‘Roar’ Book Club Review

Book Hype hosts Karen and Brittany join a super-excited Kristen to finally talk about Roar by Cora Carmack! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –Roar by Cora Carmack –Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland –Playboy Pilot and Stuck Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward –Heat Wave by Karina Halle –The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose Book Deal of the Day –Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz –Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen Book Bites: Venturing from Romance to YA -Will their romance experience help or hurt them? -Will readers have a lot of preconceptions about their books? -Or will the romance experience help the YA characters to feel more fully fledged in fantasy or sci-fi worlds? Roar Book Review: -Buy or Borrow? -Storm and magic hunting sound AH-MAY-ZING -What were the strengths of the novel? -Any shortcomings? -What were our favorite scenes? -Besides Roar, who are our favorite characters? -Who do we not love: Cassius (?!)...

93 MIN2017 AUG 5
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Book Hype Episode #143: ‘Roar’ Book Club Review

Book Hype Episode #142: The Best of Literary Social Media

Book Hype hosts Brittany and Kristen decide to get an episode in about social media while Karen is off at Comic Con! You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we're reading: -Trust by Kylie Scott -Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen -All Things New by Lauren Miller -Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips Book Deal of the Day Nova by Rebecca Yarros - Amazon Book Bites: Book Tube - Yay or Nay? What is Book Tube? There are many different videos including tags, book hauls, and challenges. Kristen is a newbie, while Brittany dove deep into Book Tube years ago. The perks of podcasting versus YouTube. Literary Social Media: Why we trust Twitter recs over Facebook and news outlets Facebook fan groups - where you head for recommendations tailored to your favorite content Kristen's best Twitter recommendations - New Adult Hero (@TypicalNAHero), New Adult Heroine (@HeroineofNA), Pungent Love (@pungentlove) Brittany's recommendations - Berkley Pub (Instagram), Issac Fitzger...

68 MIN2017 JUL 23
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Book Hype Episode #142: The Best of Literary Social Media

Book Hype Episode #141: Abs Are Nice

Book Hype hosts Karen and Kristen are live at Indy PopCon 2017. We speak with authors Lauren Jankowski and J.S. Lenore. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente –Trust by Kylie Scott –Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien –The Sea-Stone Sword by Joel Cornah –Fourth World by Lyssa Chiavari –Empty Cradle: The Untimely Death of Corey Sanderson by Emmy Jackson –A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Bites: -We have a two-fer this week! -Question 1: At what point during the day do you typically read? -Question 2: What makes a good book recommendation? Talking with Lauren Jankowski: -She wrote the Shapeshifter Chronicles! -We get the elevator pitch and it sounds damn good. -Myth nerds unite. -Lauren’s books are getting republished! -You can check out Snowy Wings Publishing and Asexual Artists. -Find out more about Lauren’s new covers here! -Lauren also talks about a...

41 MIN2017 JUL 13
Comments
Book Hype Episode #141: Abs Are Nice

Book Hype Episode #140: Book Clubs: Join ‘Em or Ditch ‘Em

Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Brittany break down the perks and pitfalls of book clubs. Plus, they discuss the latest book news. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling -“Dagon” by H.P. Lovecraft –The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young –Roar by Cora Carmack –UNSUB by Meg Gardiner –The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Deal of the Day: –His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman –Rule: A Marked Man Novel by Jay Crownover Book Bites: -Who is your auto-buy author? Brittany: Sarah Dessen, Neil Gaiman, Don DeLillo, Philip Pullman, Brittany Cavallaro Karen: Rick Riordan, Lauren Layne, Alexandra Bracken, Chris Colfer Kristen: Cora Carmack, Kylie Scott, Lauren Layne, Sarina Bowen, Mariana Zapata Book Clubs: Join ’em or Ditch ’em -Oprah wields a ton of power over the book world; is that a good thing? -Some history about when things go wrong with recommendations -D...

65 MIN2017 JUL 6
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Book Hype Episode #140: Book Clubs: Join ‘Em or Ditch ‘Em

Book Hype Episode #139: Happee Birthdae, Harry!

Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Danielle are here to wish Harry a very happee birthdae and discuss the latest book news. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook! What we’re reading: –The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan –Salvaged by Jay Crownover –Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson –Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon Deal of the Day: –This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab –The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie Book Bites: -If we could have ONE MORE book in a completed series, what would it be and why? -SHOCKER: None of us picked Harry Potter. Happee Birthdae, Harry!: Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone -How we first heard of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone -Do we feel like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has re-read value, or do we tend to skip it for the later books? -There are a few things we think we realized we missed in our younger years as we re-read the series as adults. -...

88 MIN2017 JUN 29
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Book Hype Episode #139: Happee Birthdae, Harry!

Book Hype Episode #138: Book Expo America 2017

Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Brittany return to talk about BEA, summer reading plans, and the latest book news. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. Check us out on Facebook!! What we’re reading: –Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh –Wait for It and Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata –Rookie Move and Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen –I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne –Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren –When It’s Real by Erin Watt –Once and For All by Sarah Dessen –Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill –Unsub by Meg Gardiner Book Expo America 2017: -Karen represented Team Hypable at this awesome booklover expo -Favorite part: meeting people! Authors, editors, publishers, fans! (AND BRUNCH) -Some things to look forward to from BEA: –Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds –Invictus by Ryan Graudin –The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones –All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis –Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush –Fire Blood by Elly...

63 MIN2017 JUN 21
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Book Hype Episode #138: Book Expo America 2017

Book Hype #137: All Things Jane Austen

Hypable's Book Hype

63 MIN2017 MAY 12
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Book Hype #137: All Things Jane Austen
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