The NYT Book Review currently publishes as a stand-alone pull out section each Sunday that includes dozens of reviews. If it becomes digital-only, it is likely, based on the experience of other such moves, that the number will decline.
Although I love books, I don't have much time to read these days. The NYT Book Review podcast allows me to keep up-to-date with newly published books through interviews of a book's author or reviewer. Worth far more than the 20 minutes it takes to listen to it. I've been able to identify several great books to send as gifts by listening to the Review Podcast over the last couple of months. This is my favorite of the 10-12 podcasts I listen to weekly.
NYT Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2014
At the time of the report, the racial makeup of the United States was 72% white. Given this roughly 5:1 ratio of whites to blacks, an 88% discrepancy doesn't look quite as shocking. While it's important to have proper representation of our culture within professional book reviews, it's hard to say whether the NYT Book Review is a good ol' boys club promoting its own agenda, or a group of experts merely reporting on the state of books today.