Articles by Nichole Bernier

May 28, 2014

Book Clubs Mean Business 11

Jenna Blum, whose debut novel became a New York Times bestseller four years after its release, visited with as many as three book clubs a day (an estimated of 800 total), and calls her book a “poster child” for the influence of book clubs on a book’s success.

April 2, 2013

The Point of the Paperback 16

Here’s what I learned, after a month of talking to editors, literary agents, publishers, and other authors: A paperback isn’t just a cheaper version of the book anymore. It’s a makeover. A facelift. And for some, a second shot.

December 17, 2012

A Year in Reading: Nichole Bernier 1

I love a book that beats me up a little, makes the monkey mind sit still and show respect.