May 10, 2016
On your mark, get set…read!
Ah, yes, it's the beginning of May, and we know that summer reading is on your mind. It's the busiest time of the year, and soon, patrons will be coming in wanting books for road trips, summer vacations on the beach, and the loooong stretch when many kids are out of school.
April 22, 2016
How trends become NextReads themes
Professional journals stream across my desk all month long, while emails flow constantly into my inbox, and they’re all doing the same thing – talking about upcoming books. Whether they’re offering reviews (Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, etc.), or promoting a book or three (Random House), or relaying reader insight (Book Riot), they and all the other resources I use provide a glut of information about what’s being published.
March 30, 2016
The (Soft) Launch of Book Squad
As with many offices, the conversations at the water cooler (or the coffee maker, in our case) often revolve around what movies we’ve seen, what TV shows we’re watching, or what books we’re reading. But we’re lucky -- when we go back to our desks, we still get to think, and talk, and write, about the books.