January 17, 2020

Top 10 Book Discussion Guides in NoveList October – December 2019

You can find a collection of useful information, including a link to all our Book Discussion Guides, on our Book Club Resources page (under Quick Links in the NoveList database), or by searching for ND Book Discussion Guides in our search box.

January 16, 2020

A secret resource for readers’ advisory training

NoveList Plus is one of our library’s most powerful tools for providing readers’ advisory services for our patrons. I hope, though, that you haven’t overlooked one of my favorite training tools:  a colorful little booklet NoveList produces called The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Story Elements.

January 15, 2020

Webinar: Crash Course in Historical Fiction

Do you have a go to strategy for helping historical fiction readers? Whether your readers are fans of family sagas or shady ladies, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best historical fiction has to offer your readers — from Biblical fiction to World War II and everything in between.

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.

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 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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