Prompt 15 - Some Ways to Promote Fiction
1. A TOOL - I would like to post weekly or monthly RA type posts on our website - one for each genre. I would choose a great book and provide an annotation of the book (or series, if it's a series.) Then I would include: If you like _____ or (the ________series), try:
and then list some read alike titles or series.
2. A SERVICE - I would like to provide a service like "The Reader's Advisor is In." I could put out a sign when I'm in the library, like: "Looking for your next great read?" ask for Jodi at the Information Desk. Although I'd be available whether I put out a sign or not, patrons may not know this help is available.
3. A PROGRAM - I would like to have a program to teach participants about appeal factors, articulating a book's appeal and the rule of three. Then, I would let them do that for books that they've read. I'd ask them to write it out and attach it to the books and then I'd make a display of their books.