November 27, 2017
Reading NextReads newsletters to find the books that are just right for you or your patrons is about to become quicker and easier. Starting with the January 2018 newsletters (which will start landing in YOUR org in early December), we’ll be launching a new, more skimmable layout for our custom annotations.
We’ll still keep providing the plot summaries, appeal information, and other valuable content that you’re used to seeing in NextReads newsletters, it’ll just be in a format that’s easier on your eyes, and faster to skim – with bolded categories, you’ll be able to get right to what’s important to you, whether it’s the plot, the atmosphere, or where the book falls in a series.
Do you want to add information that’s relevant to your particular community, or remove content that isn’t? It’s easy to add or remove entire sections without having to worry about whether the annotation still makes sense.
Want to add books without writing an annotation? Just add “What it’s about:” to the publisher-provided content. And if you do want to write your own annotations for the books you add – well, you can either use our categories (commonly used ones will be posted to the LibraryAware/NextReads Help pages) or have fun coming up with your own.
We’ve set some rules for ourselves, and if you’re creating your own book-based newsletters (or editing the NextReads ones), you might want to consider applying them:
We hope that you’ll be as happy with these new annotations as we are – but if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time. (Oh, and by the way, the content that we don’t create here – the New York Times and LibraryReads newsletters – will continue to reflect the original content creator’s style.)
Shauna Griffin is the Content Strategy Manager at NoveList. Want to hear more from her about her work with NextReads? Sign up to receive Shauna's Book Squad email updates.