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Metadata for Books: The Current Landscape

By: Jake Handy (@jakehandy) and Margaret Harrison (@NerdInNashville

What I Wish I Learned in Library School

By: Briá Woods 


I Love My Hair! (Hair Diversity in Picture Books)

By Wendy Rancier, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 


Classics to Graphics

By Ann Cox, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, and Debbie Davenport, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 


Successful Publishers’ Hat Trick

By Eric Johnson, Advanced Publishing LLC 
As a publisher, of all the different hats you wear, which is the most important? Sometimes the answer is dictated by circumstances. Any given day may bring technical, logistical, personnel, or client-relation challenges that demand your attention. In these situations, the most important one is the Problem Solver hat. Regardless the size of your publishing operation, this hat—aka the Buck Stops Here hat—will always have your name on it. It reveals your ability to identify what needs immediate attention, prioritize actions to deal with problems, and handle multiple challenges simultaneously. 


Don’t let Life Sidetrack Literacy

By: Briá Woods  


For the Love of Country Music

By Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Adult Materials 


iCurate Coming Soon: Balanced Lists that Mind the Gaps and Manage the Duplicates

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Manager, Collection Development Programs 


Marketing Insights Series: Expanding Your Reach

In our most recent post in this series, Develop Your Book Audience, we designed a guide to get you past the apprehension of  “My audience is all over the place” to a place of audience understanding and subsequent development that will help you build meaningful author, title, series, character, and publisher brands. A refined audience will generate engagement and direct relationships with readers and influencers, helping you build a strong brand recognition and ongoing consumer relationships. 


Get Ready for Banned Books Week 2019 and Enjoy a 3% Discount

By Heather Faulhefer
Banned Books Week offers bookstores, readers, and writers an opportunity to shine a light on the freedom of self-expression through the written word, and what better theme for this year’s celebration than “Censorship Leaves Us In the Dark. Keep the Light On!”