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Joyce Saricks--Bestsellers


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Joyce Saricks--Bestsellers

  1. 1. The Curse of the Best Seller List
  2. 2. What Do Readers Want? <ul><li>The next title by a favorite author </li></ul><ul><li>Popular titles everyone is talking about </li></ul><ul><li>Safe books </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s the library’s obligation? <ul><li>Make copies availability in all formats (print, download, audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Take reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Offer alternatives “while you wait” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sources for Best Sellers and Beyond
  5. 5. Lists to Know and Publicize New York Times ( ) Independent Book Sellers ( http:// -bestsellers )
  6. 6. <ul><li>Keep track of best sellers lists in </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment Weekly ) </li></ul><ul><li>Essence </li></ul><ul><li>( ) </li></ul><ul><li>USA Today ( h ttp:// ) </li></ul><ul><li>CBA (Christian Booksellers Assn) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( http:// ) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Staying On Top of Best Sellers
  8. 8. <ul><li> ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Readers’ Advisor Online Blog (R A Rundown and Most Wanted Mashup: Hottest Books of the Week) ( http:// / ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Library Journal ( ) </li></ul><ul><li> Sign up free for Newsletters (Booksmack and LJ Review Alert)and Blogs (Prepub Alert) </li></ul><ul><li>Booklist ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up free for newsletter (REaD ALERT) </li></ul><ul><li> ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Barnes and Noble ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Baker and Taylor’s Fast Facts ( http:// ) </li></ul>