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20 LGBTQ+ bookstagrammers to follow for Pride Month and their book recommendations

Pride is traditionally marked each June to honor the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. We asked 20 LGBTQ+ bookstagrammers to recommend a book that holds meaning for them. Many of them are also involved in #BookstaPride, a project donating funds to Lambda Literary and the LGBTQ Freedom Fund. And we also included 10 queer reads that […]

An expert’s ode to biology, “The Gyroscope of Life” offers a fresh look at science and the world we live in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLACKSBURG, Va. — Many of us recall childhood science classes with little enthusiasm, having felt alienated by seemingly esoteric concepts. Appalachian naturalist David Parrish is here to change that. The 50-year practitioner brings biological studies to the curious nonscientist in an accessible and relevant way, inspiring readers to consider the world around […]

Books Forward author Tori Eldridge uses Asian-Pacific pride to promote representation in literature

I can’t imagine a better place to grow up as an Asian-American, Pacific Islander than Hawaii. Our island community is predominantly Asian and mixed-race, so most of the kids I went to school with had dark hair and lovely shades of brown skin. I fit in perfectly. My mother is Chinese-Hawaiian, my father is Norwegian […]

Amplify Your Book: The Value of Radio for Authors

As an author, your first radio interview can feel daunting, exciting — maybe even frustrating if you worry the whole thing will be in vain. Radio’s dead, right? Or at least dying? Will it really help to promote my book? Like all media that isn’t deemed “social,” radio has been given a bad rap in […]

Books Forward Authors Recognized with Awards and Accolades

We’re excited to celebrate a number of Books Forward family authors and their titles that have recently been recognized across the industry with various awards, nominations, and accolades.  The Independent Publisher Book Awards, or IPPYs, were recently announced, and there’s a host of Books Forward authors featured among the winners. Lisa Braver Moss, “Shrug,” gold […]

15 bookstagrammers to follow for Mental Health Awareness Month (with book recommendations)

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month. My dad is a psychiatrist, so I grew up in a household where talking about mental health was normalized and even encouraged (thankfully). And yet when I struggled with anxiety and depression later in my 20s, I still had trouble confronting what was going on. For me, reading books […]

10 bookstagrammers to follow for Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month (with book recommendations)

We’ve gathered some of our favorite bookstagrammers and books for API Heritage Month to diversify your feed and your TBR in May and beyond! May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, and we asked some of our favorite bloggers and bookstagrammers to share their recommendations to diversify your reading this month and beyond! […]