LOS ANGELES, CA, April 4, 2017Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading journal of prepublication book reviews, and PodcastOne, the nation’s largest advertiser-supported podcast network, are bringing an inside scoop to book lovers with the new podcast Fully Booked. The show, available now on, the PodcastOne app and iTunes, is co-hosted by Kirkus’ Editor in Chief, Clay Smith, and Megan Labrise, a columnist for the magazine. Alongside interviews with authors, Kirkus’ senior editors tell listeners whether the books on the bestseller list are worth the read, provides behind-the-scenes insights on the industry, and introduces great books you may otherwise never find. New episodes will be released every Tuesday.

Smith said, “We’re thrilled to interview America’s bestselling, most intriguing writers on a regular basis on Fully Booked, and to give the inside scoop on the best new books to a broader audience. Podcast One is the ideal partner for this exciting new chapter in Kirkus’ more than 80-year history of discovering great new books for readers to love.” 

PodcastOne Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz said, “As a consumer of Kirkus Reviews, I’ve always thought that it would make a terrific podcast. Working with Meg and Clay, not to mention my friend Herb Simon, is as good as it gets.”

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About Kirkus Reviews

Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery for more than 83 years. When Kirkus Reviews was established by Virginia Kirkus, it was an innovation in the publishing field. Kirkus arranged to receive advance galley proofs of books from publishers — only 20 or so at first, but eventually nearly every firm of any size in the industry. She read the galleys and wrote brief, critical evaluations of their literary merit and probable popular appeal. Today, Kirkus Reviews covers more than 7,000 books published by traditional houses and more than 3,000 self-published books every year. The magazine is published on the 1st and 15th of every month, and because of the scope of its coverage, authoritative voice and the timeliness of its reviews, Kirkus Reviews is revered by many as the first indicator of a book’s potential.

The chairman of Kirkus Media is Herb Simon. Marc Winkelman is the president and publisher, and Meg LaBorde Kuehn is the chief executive officer.

The editor-in-chief of Kirkus Reviews is Claiborne Smith. Eric Liebetrau is the managing editor and nonfiction editor, Laurie Muchnick is the fiction editor, senior Indie editor is Karen Schechner and Vicky Smith is the children’s and teen editor.

About PodcastOne

PodcastOne, ( the nation’s leading advertiser-supported podcast network, was founded by Norm Pattiz, founder of radio-giant Westwood One. The network currently hosts more than 200 of today’s most popular podcasts, including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Heather and Terry Dubrow, Dan Patrick, Barstool Sports, Laila Ali, Dr. Drew, Neil Strauss, Gabrielle Reece, Penn Jillette, Eddie Trunk, Ross Mathews, Rich Eisen, Chris Jericho, Jay Mohr, TheCHIVE, Laura Ingraham, the Forbes on PodcastOne Network and more. Follow Norm on LinkedIn



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