Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Early Word

Fiction selectors should be quite familiar with Early Word, a blog for everything new from the publishing industry.  Nora Rawlinson is co-founder and editor of the blog and she has extensive experience in selection and editing major journals that aid in selection.  As the information on the website indicates, "EarlyWord is an outgrowth of her belief that the more libraries understand about publishing, the better they can be as selectors and readers advisors."

Early Word is a unique and invaluable resource for those who serve customers in the public library setting.  Rawlinson and her team have their finger on the pulse of all major news outlets and other sources for reading suggestions.  This blog makes it so easy for staff to remain apprised of what your customers are seeing in magazines or on television.  For selectors, this makes the process of determining the next new "hot" book much easier.  

For readers' advisors, this site is a wealth of information on the latest and greatest of fiction and non-fiction.  The blog includes reviews and sources for readers' to review.  The reviews are minimal in length and the site is logically organized to make it easy to locate the books a reader is interested in. Early word is a great place to start to find your next great read!


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