Appendix D: Subscription/Fee-based Tools

The products referred to are fee-based subscriptions, though many have a cost-free component. 

  • LibraryAware is a product of EBSCO that includes templates and tools to create newsletters, bookmarks, shelf talkers, flyers, and more for promoting books and resources throughout the library.

  • DearReader™ provides customizable newsletters, new book alerts, and author tracking on its subscription platform.  

  • NextReads™ is a product of EBSCO’s NoveList. There are more than 25 topic-specific newsletters delivering reading recommendations directly to patron inboxes through their libraries.

  • BookPage is a national monthly review of books available online and in print. The library purchases a subscription and then BookPageis made available to their readers at no cost. Librarians try to make sure that the library purchases all highlighted books.

  • Wowbrary is a subscription service that offers readers weekly email or RSS newsletters featuring the new books, movies, audiobooks, music CDs, and ebooks added to their library’s catalog.

  • NoveList Select brings curated content from Ebsco’s NoveList resource into the library catalog, including read-alikes, series, information, appeal factors, author information, reviews, and more.

  • LibraryThing for Libraries from ProQuest brings book recommendations and tag browsing from the social reading site LibraryThing into the library catalog.

  • Select Reads connects to the library system catalog and has an option for users to input favorite reading subjects that can be customized to offerings in the library system. The Select Reads online reader’s advisory tool provides customized reading selections to readers with direct links to the library’s catalog. It also connects readers to the library staff’s online staff picks and book lists that are also connected to the library’s catalog.