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Shelf Media Group

Shelf Media Group is the publisher of Shelf Unbound indie book review and Podster, a magazine for podcast listeners, as well as host of the annual Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition and the Podster “Best Undiscovered Podcast” Competition. Shelf Media’s Podcast Network features interesting conversations about books and the arts. Shelf Media is the 2015 and 2016 Maggie Award Winner for Best Digital Magazine.

Shelf Unbound

Shelf Unbound indie book review magazine features the best of small press and self-published books.


Podster is a magazine for podcast listeners and serves as a curator for the best of known and unknown podcasts.

Girl + Book

Shelf Media Group's digital young adult community designed to connect readers with YA authors and books.

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Interview: Further Joy

Further Joy by John Brandon Quirky, inventive characters populate John Brandon’s first short story collection, from a down-on-his-luck former high school football star to a little league player obsessed ...

Interview: Sour Heart

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang The first publication from Lena Dunham’s Random House imprint Lenny, Sour Heart is a brilliant, moving portrayal of the struggles of Chinese girls coming ...