Nicole Brinkley

is creating Misshelved, a bookish newsletter & podcast.

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About Nicole Brinkley

We all love books. But what does being a bookseller entail? What are booksellers passionate about? How can we improve the bookselling industry? How can authors maximize their impact with the resources available to them? How can publishers improve—and how can readers help?

They’re not easy questions, but I think it’s about time we discuss the answers. I’m award-winning bookseller Nicole Brinkley, host of the Misshelved podcast and wearer of many hats. Welcome!

WHAT IS MISSHELVED?
Misshelved is how I connect bookselling to readers and publishing professionals. In one branch, we have the Misshelved podcast. Hosted and edited by me, the Misshelved podcast features independent booksellers in conversation with authors they love. In the other branch, we have the Misshelved newsletter, where I write about issues relating to the bookselling industry and how we can make the book world better. It's a little bit of this, a little bit of that, all in the name of bookish love.

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon is a monthly subscription service that allows you to support creators that you love. Money pledged will be automatically charged to you on the first of each month. This allows creators to focus on making things you love and allowing you to become their patron and support system. Creators couldn't do it without you! Supporting me and Misshelved on Patreon allows me to continue to create content that uplifts booksellers, educates about bookselling, and connects you to the books you love. It also gets you early access to both the Misshelved podcast + newsletter, along with some exclusive bonus content. Whoooo!

OKAY, BUT WHO ARE YOU?
Oh! Hi. I'm Nicole, and if you're new to Misshelved, this isn't my first book rodeo! You might know me from Oblong Books, the independent bookstore I manage. Publishing professionals might recognize me as a Star Watch 2019 finalist or from my interviews in Publisher's Weekly and Lit Hub and Bustle. Booksellers might recognize me as the former co-chair of the New England Children's Bookselling Advisory Council or from the New England Independent Bookselling Association, where I won an award for my work as a bookseller. Readers might know me as the founder of YA Interrobang or as a contributor to the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, the Barnes & Noble Kids blog, Tor.com, and lots of other places. I've spoken at various bookselling and book conferences, including the ABA's Children's Institute and Sirens Con. Mostly, I'm an anxious queer girl who loves dragons and plants. The rest changes without notice.

ANYTHING ELSE TO KNOW?
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At 250 Patrons, I'll do a special Patreon-exclusive podcast episode where I talk bookselling with some of my favorite booksellers. This will also mark the moment where I'm not losing money on hosting and creation and editing—thank you!
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