November 13, 2018

How to read a book in 5 minutes (AKA how to figure out if this book will appeal to your reader)

The thought of doing readers’ advisory for someone whose reading tastes are very different from yours can be nerve-wracking. You can use NoveList to be confident about the important details of the book by talking about our story elements. With our genre, theme, and appeal terms, you can “read” that book in record time. 

October 18, 2018

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas’ novel The Hate U Give has been a hit amongst teens and adults alike since its 2017 debut. Thomas has received numerous awards and has been on book clubs lists around the country. The book has now been adapted into a film which will be released in theaters October 19. 

August 15, 2018

Five ways to use themes with your patrons

Have you been using the themes that are now included in NoveList with your patrons yet? If not, or you read that question and thought, “What do they mean by themes?” then now is the time to get started!

August 15, 2018

Webinar: Unlocking Themes to Improve Your Readers’ Advisory

From Rookie on the Beat to Secret Babies, there are dozens of themes that your readers adore. Let RA expert Becky Spratford and metadata maven Cathleen Keyser show you how adding themes to your RA toolbox can supercharge your readers’ advisory, circulation, and programming.

June 11, 2018

Product release: Introducing our latest version of NoveList Select

Coming in mid-June, the newest version of NoveList Select brings book information to the forefront and allows readers to interact with your catalog, mixing and matching on the appeals, genres, and themes they love to find their perfect book.

May 14, 2018

Product update: Themes

You know about appeals, now get ready for themes. Themes are popular and recurring plot elements found in fiction -- think ‘chosen ones’ in fantasy or fake relationships in romance. You’ll see them in NoveList with the genre and appeal terms of a book.