September 26, 2019
Sharing the Secret Language of Books
Over the years we’ve developed and refined our own language for matching readers with just-right books. These “story elements” cover the many different aspects of a book that catches a reader’s attention. Every year we compile the story elements, which include appeal terms, themes, and genres, into The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Story Elements.
April 29, 2019
The Secret Language of Books – 2019 Edition
We are happy to announce that the 2019 version of The Secret Language of Books is off to the printer. Many of you expressed appreciation for the earlier version of this booklet, which contained detailed information about NoveList appeal factors and tips for using them with readers. This time around, we wanted to create an even richer resource for you by including genres and themes.
January 12, 2017
Announcing the 2017 edition of The Secret Language of Books
Have you ever wondered if books have their own secret language? We here at NoveList think they do, and we call it appeal.