I’m very interested in the way books are marketed. In a lot of ways, what a librarian does is about marketing books to readers. We create displays and curate lists and pitch books to readers “looking for a ‘good’ book” or “looking for a book like title X.” Although our interests lie in assisting patrons… Continue reading Book Talk: What Makes You Pick Up a Book by a Debut Author?
If you’ve opened a newspaper, a magazine, your favorite blog, or turned on your favorite morning news program any time over the last couple months, you’ll have seen the coverage of what so many have found startling: that women like to read about sex. The sensation over Twilight fanfiction turned bestseller with a six figure… Continue reading 50 Shades of Grey
I’m a part-time YA librarian assistant. Helping teenagers find books is a big part of my job. I get so excited when kids actually want to read for fun because I know there are countless other media and activities demanding their time and attention. The pressure is really on for me to put the right… Continue reading The Blurb Factor: Why Synopses Are So Important