August 21, 2018

What’s new? The secret world of books that haven’t been published yet

As readers’ advisors (and enthusiastic readers!) the staff at NoveList are always on the lookout for new books -- whether from long-time favorite authors, or advance reader copies that just happen to catch our eye. Shauna Griffin explores what titles some of the staff at NoveList are excited about. 

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.

January 20, 2016

Help Patrons Take Advantage of Your Collection When Holds Lists are Miles-Long

You know how the story goes: Stephen King releases a new thriller and suddenly the holds list is 75 deep and growing, or the next book in a popular series is already looking at 43 holds a month before its release.