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5 Ways to Market
Your Award-Winning Books

By: Deborah B. Ford | February 23, 2018 |

With the 2018 ALA Youth Media Awards announcements in the rearview mirror, it’s time to think about how to promote the books that just won. Maybe your collection includes past winners that you can highlight alongside them. Perhaps you have your own list of “books that were robbed;” I know that I have a few favorites that didn’t make the final cut. And when’s the last time someone checked out The Story of Mankind (Newbery winner, 1922) anyway? Sometimes marketing a book takes more than adding a shiny sticker. Here are five ways to get you started.

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Save the Date:
JLG's Spring Warehouse Sale: April 20 & 21

By: Jeanette Rivard | March 05, 2018 |

Our Spring Warehouse Sale days are set

The dates are: Friday, April 20: 12 noon - 7 pm Saturday, April 21: 9 am - 5 pm

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

By: Deborah B. Ford | February 27, 2018 |

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” is the 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month. 

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Secrets for Librarians:
Mom Blogger Tells All

By: Kayleigh Hanlin | February 27, 2018 |

I sat down with Columbus mom blogger Julie Miller to uncover what type of library programs attract parents, discuss social media tips, and learn how to promote to bloggers. Julie is a Wooster, Ohio native, who started her career in the library world, working summers at the Wayne County Library while in college. Julie started her blog What Should We Do Today? after becoming a full-time stay at home mom, and has been featured on NBC News 4, Columbus Moms Blog, and CAP4KIDS

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Missed Webcasts

By: Deborah B. Ford | February 26, 2018 |

Many webcasts are at 3:00PM when I’m teaching. What can I do so that I don’t miss them?

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Webcast Recap:
Books We Love June 2017

By: Deborah B. Ford | June 13, 2017 | Shelf Life
On our webcast today, Kiera and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books you might want to check out this summer. Kiera Parrott is the Reviews Director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian. Whether your to-be-read pile grew or it became prioritized, we are sure your readers will get also enjoy getting to know these new stories and their wonderful characters. Read More

Tooting The Horn Book's Horn (and JLG's too)

By: Deborah B. Ford | June 01, 2017 | Shelf Life
Yesterday marked the beginning of the award season for 2017 titles. The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners were announced at School Library Journal's Day of Dialog in NYC. This award was first presented in 1967. A winner and two honor books were selected for each of the three categories: Nonfiction, Picture Book, and Fiction and Poetry. And the winners are... Read More
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