January 6, 2020

Book club resources for Australia and New Zealand

We’ve been hard at work learning more about what gets book clubs talking in Australia and New Zealand. Here are some of NoveList’s new and updated book club resources just for you.

January 2, 2020

Top 10 most searched titles in library catalogs: December 2019

Ever wonder what library users worldwide are searching for in catalogs just like yours? At NoveList, we’ve got the data. 

December 30, 2019

5 ideas to put your dashboard data to use

"Browsing" is such a mundane word for the glory of happenstance when you go looking for one thing and take home just the thing, which you weren’t even looking for at the time. Browsing is a large part of the value of NoveList Select in a library catalog, but until the release of Reader Insights in the Select Analytics Dashboard, we weren’t able to see the browsing in the same way. 

December 26, 2019

Don’t read what you don’t want to

As both a reader and librarian, I know it’s incredibly helpful to focus on what resonates with readers when you do Readers Advisory. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to find a great recommendation for a reader when you’ve not taken the time to understand what they like. 

December 18, 2019

Geek out with our new NoveList theme: Fandemonium!

Your patrons may love them. Your library may host them. You may even have participated in a few yourself. Fandom conventions and fandom spaces are becoming increasingly popular in the cultural landscape, and fiction centered around them is flourishing!

December 16, 2019

The library marketer’s secret weapon

When it comes to promoting your library’s collection, do you often struggle to find the right words to describe a book’s theme, the kind of characters involved, or the author’s writing style? I’m going to let you in on a little secret I shared recently with some library marketers. It’s The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Story Elements.

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