July 23, 2020

3 tips to always have a book recommendation ready

One question I regularly faced as the manager of an adult services department at a public library was, “how can my staff and I stay on top of trends in reading and good books to recommend.” There is no shortage of book blogs, reviews, social media feeds, etc. people can read. And it’s fun to deep dive into the online community of a genre. But being an active member of all the online reading communities isn’t possible, so the question for my team was really, “what tools do we have to efficiently and effectively learn about good books to recommend in genres we don’t immerse ourselves in.”

April 27, 2020

Use NextReads newsletters to share your online and electronic resources

With doors closed, you’re probably looking to easy ways to let readers know about your online collections, programs, and services? If you’re sending NextReads newsletters, you’re already halfway there.  

October 22, 2019

Promoting new books in your collection (that aren’t on the bestseller list)

We know some books will circulate no matter what we do (James Patterson, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Robb, etc.), but many of the new books libraries buy need a little push. They are wonderful books, perfect, even, in the hands of the right reader, if only that reader knew that book was waiting for them at the library.

So how to get that information out there?

January 16, 2018

Our work…and our resolutions

It’s time to start thinking about what we want to accomplish at NoveList in 2018, and while we have official objectives at the individual, department, and company-wide levels, the truth is that working at NoveList is more than a job -- it’s also tied very closely to our love of books, reading, readers’ advisory, and libraries!

September 13, 2017

NextReads newsletters: Theme and variation

We do themed sections in NextReads newsletters to help circulate your library’s backlist by drawing attention to the books you already have on your shelves. Like physical displays, newsletter themes help readers discover new treasures -- or remind them of books they'd forgotten they wanted to read.

May 1, 2017

Tips for building your NextReads newsletter subscriber list

NextReads newsletters offer a lot of great reading suggestions, highlighting books in your collection and linking directly to your catalog. You can even use them to promote upcoming events or share exciting news. But all these great things are only helpful to your community if people are actually signed up to receive the newsletters, so snag some of our best tips for building your subscriber base. 

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