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Readers Advisory by the Cover


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How to judge books by their covers--at least well enough to help recommend books to library patrons on the fly. A pecha kucha presentation for the 2013 Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference.

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Readers Advisory by the Cover

  1. 1. Readers Advisory By the Cover Laura Crossett ISLOC 2013
  2. 2. Medical Thrillers
  3. 3. Legal Thrillers
  4. 4. Romantic Suspense
  5. 5. Christian Fiction
  6. 6. Cozy Mysteries
  7. 7. Fantasy
  8. 8. Science Fiction
  9. 9. Literary Fiction (one trend)
  10. 10. Mashups(and other stuff)
  11. 11. Thanks! Science fiction writer Jim Hines has many more cover pose spoofs on his blog at He kindly gave permission to use this image.This presentation and more links live at