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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 ( www.nytimes.com/best-sellers ) Independent Book Sellers ( http:// www.indiebound.org/indie -bestsellers )
  6. 6. <ul><li>Keep track of best sellers lists in </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment Weekly http://www.ew.com/ew/books/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Essence </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.essence.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>USA Today ( h ttp:// www.usatoday.com/life/books/default.htm ) </li></ul><ul><li>CBA (Christian Booksellers Assn) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( http:// www.cbaonline.org/nm/bsls.htm ) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Staying On Top of Best Sellers
  8. 8. <ul><li>Earlyword.com ( www.earlyword.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Readers’ Advisor Online Blog (R A Rundown and Most Wanted Mashup: Hottest Books of the Week) ( http:// readersadvisoronline.com/blog / ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Library Journal ( www.libraryjournal.com ) </li></ul><ul><li> Sign up free for Newsletters (Booksmack and LJ Review Alert)and Blogs (Prepub Alert) </li></ul><ul><li>Booklist ( www.booklistonline.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up free for newsletter (REaD ALERT) </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon.com ( www.amazon.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Barnes and Noble ( www.barnesandnoble.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Baker and Taylor’s Fast Facts ( http:// www.btol.com/home_whatshot_details.cfm ) </li></ul>

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