Book Clubs and Readers Community News from Chanticleer

Book Clubs and Readers find out about the latest book deals, book sales, author promotions and goodies, and news from Chanticleer Communty Authors in this special CBR news column just for you!

BOOKSELLER CONFIDENTIAL — What Are Booksellers Seeking to Buy to Stock Their Shelves?

Read the TOP TEN TAKEAWAYS about the Independent Book Seller Trade Shows from Kiffer Brown.


The Chaucer Awards for pre-1750 historical fiction Short-list! 1st Place sub-genres are: Pre-Historical Fiction, Ancient Historical Fiction, World/International History (non-western culture historical fiction), Americas-Historical Fiction Pre-1950s, Dark Ages/Medieval, Renaissance, and Elizabethan/Tudor 1600's.

October Spotlight: Two Spooktacular Contests in Time for All Hallows Eve

October is upon us bringing tricks, treats, and fanciful delights in the form of submissions to the brand new OZMA Awards for Fantasy Fiction and the long running Paranormal Awards for Supernatural Fiction. We can't wait to see what kind of submissions we get this year. Get your manuscripts ready! The deadline is October 31.

Chanticleer Collections Hits the Road for Fall Trade Shows

September 30th Chanticleer Reviews hits the road to attend the first of our fall trade show line up, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Fall Trade Show (PNBA) in Tacoma Washington. Booksellers, Exhibitors, Authors, Publicists, Librarians and more will be in attendance.

September Spotlight: Fall leaves shed to make way for new beginnings, and a new contest from Chanticleer!

Your book could earn a place in Chanticleer Reviews Hall of Fame for 2016 Best Books. All you have to do is to enter your manuscript or published novel in these terrific contests!

The 2016 FINALISTS for the DANTE ROSSETTI Awards for Young Adult Fiction – Official Listing

Announcing the 2016 Young Adult Fiction Finalists who made the short-list in the Dante Rossetti Awards.

New Issue of Chanticleer Reviews Magazine — FALL 2016

An in-depth interview with the Queen of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Writer Horoscopes and more are featured in the Fall issue of Chanticleer Reviews e-zine. Read on to find out how to access your free copy!

The GERTRUDE WARNER 2016 Awards for Middle Grade Chapter Books – Official Finalist List

Congratulations to these Finalists who will compete for The Gertrude Warner Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres. The subgenres are: Contemporary Middle Grade, Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, Mysteries, Historical, and Adventure.

WRITING as an OLYMPIC SPORT by Sharon E. Anderson– award-winning author

We authors work hard at our craft and sometimes it feels as if we have fallen. The important thing is to get up and continue learning, producing, developing our craft--making it look effortless is the really hard part.

The M&Ms, Chanticleer’s Mystery & Mayhem Novel Contest Official Finalist List for 2016

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring "mystery and mayhem", amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths, or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor. We have put the entries to the test and these are the titles that have made the first cut to the SHORT LIST.