The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Romance

Product Description

Use this handy guide to learn key factors in the appeal of this perennially popular genre, suggested authors and titles to have on your shelves, other collection development tips, and advice on connecting readers with books they're sure to love.

"Happily ever after" and all it entails keeps millions of romance fiction readers devouring approximately 10,000 titles published in the genre annually. Whether you’re already a devotee or a newbie in urgent need of some orientation, you’ll find this readers’ advisory guide the perfect tool for building and maintaining your library’s romance collection, answering patron questions, and leading fans of the genre in their exploration of new authors and titles. With panache and unbridled enthusiasm, Bradford

  • begins with an informative and entertaining overview of the genre's history, including a proposed working definition of "romance" and an explanation of why it matters;
  • sketches out the ways in which romance has expanded in terms of both content and formats;
  • provides guidance on discovering titles from both traditional and indie publishers, best practices for building a robust collection, and suggested resources for keeping up to date;
  • walks you through the myriad of romance subgenres, tropes, and common terms;
  • offers readers’ advisory interview tips for navigating fans’ spectrum of "sexpectations," from sweet to steamy, to assist with connecting readers with the perfect book;
  • shares advice for author visits and other library programming; and
  • includes a comprehensive index that will help you find the information you need quickly.

Imprint: ALA Editions

Published: Spring 2023

Pages: 120

Sku: 9780838938676
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