Beyond the bestseller list: Filling patron demand for great ebooks without the “big 6 publishers”

Presented by Marlene Harris
July 18, 2012 – 4:15 – 5:00 EDT

Strategies for going outside the “Big 6″ publishers to find good books that your patrons will love.

30% of all Americans have an ereader or tablet. Library use of ebooks is double or more over last year. Demand is skyrocketing, but the supply is wacky. Because four of the “big 6″ publishers don’t play in the library market.

We know the titles patrons want, and we can’t buy them. But we can fill the demand for great ebooks for patrons to read, if we look beyond the bestseller list.

This presentation will provide a host of strategies for providing patrons with terrific new reads, and methods of determining that we’re getting the kinds of things they want.

Selecting an ebook collection isn’t quite like selecting for a print collection. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Find out why.


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