BookFilter is the culmination of years of development and dreaming by Michael Giltz. He’s a writer based in New York City who has been covering books and all areas of entertainment for major outlets like Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York magazine and many others. He’s been everywhere from opening nights on Broadway to “American Idol” finales in Los Angeles, from the Cannes Film Festival in France to backstage at U2 stadium tours.

But a constant passion has been books. Michael Giltz has done one-on-one interviews with everyone from J.K. Rowling to Jeffrey Eugenides, from picture book author Ian Falconer to the late science fiction master Ray Bradbury, from mystery sensation Dennis Lehane to runaway bestseller Laura Hillenbrand of “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken.”

Now he’s bringing to BookFilter his passion for discovering new authors and helping them reach a wider audience. BookFilter tells you what books are coming out every week in every genre, information not easily available anywhere else (even to people in the publishing business!). We’re there with you every step of the way, offering tips on which books are the most buzzed about, which were critical and commercial hits overseas and best of all, which ones we’ve already read and loved.

With your help, we’ll turn BookFilter from a website into a community, a place where you can share your passion for what you’re reading, find great gift ideas, stay informed on all the top new releases, be introduced to new authors and discover the perfect book that you didn’t even know you were looking for. Our slogan is our goal: BookFilter is a book lover’s best friend.