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.
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.
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