January 15, 2020
Victoria Caplinger Fredrick
We had so much fun partnering with LibraryReads last year on the Crash Course webinar series that we are doing it again in 2020! We are very excited to announce that our collaboration will continue with new genres & new presenters. However, we will still cover many of the same elements —why readers love the genre, tips for talking to fans, essential books to know about and recommend, information regarding trends and cross-over titles, and unlocking the secrets to the genre through appeal terms, subgenres, relevant themes, and more.
In 2019, we covered some heavy hitters — science fiction, fantasy, mysteries & thrillers, romance, and horror (check out the archive). In 2020, we will continue the journey with forays into historical fiction, graphic novels, literary fiction, and relationship fiction. Some of these genres are a little squishier — what is literary fiction, after all? Is “graphic novel” a format or a genre? What do we mean by relationship fiction?
We look forward to exploring these questions, talking about books, and helping you help readers.
LibraryReads is the organization that provides a monthly top ten list voted on by librarians (click this link for a refresher on how to participate). These webinars pair awesome readers’ advisors from LibraryReads with book specialists at NoveList, and usually feature a pretty animated chat among viewers happening in the sidebar — don’t miss out!
Historical fiction is taking place on March 25th at 2 pm. We’ll publish the full schedule for the rest of the series as soon as it’s available. Registration for each session will begin about a month in advance, and all the webinars will be archived, in case you can’t watch it live.
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Victoria Caplinger Frederick is the Director of Book Discovery at NoveList. She is currently reading Black Ambrosia by Elizabeth Engstrom.