For immediate release | October 18, 2011

New audiobooks, series nonfiction and engaging reluctant readers —free Booklist webinars

CHICAGO - Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors and publishers’ representatives at least once a month in webinars on a variety of topics offering immediate tips, tools, resources and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work. The webinars are recorded and archived on the Booklist Online webinars page where there is also information about upcoming offerings.

The following upcoming webinars support collection development, specifically in audiobooks and series nonfiction, and in choosing titles to engage reluctant readers. All Booklist webinars are Tuesdays starting at 1 p.m., Central Time.

What's New in Audiobooks: Fall 2011,” on Oct. 25, features audiobook experts discussing new titles and trends in a lively and informative hour, moderated by Booklist Media Editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard. Join AudioGo, Galaxy Press and Tantor Audio for an enlightening discussion on sure-to-be popular fall and winter releases. Register for "What's New in Audiobooks: Fall 2011."

Reaching Reluctant Readers,” on Nov. 1, makes it easier for you to engage the diverse group of children and teens labeled “reluctant readers.” Moderated by Books for Youth Senior Editor Ian Chipman, representatives from five publishers—ABDO, Abrams, Lorimer, Orca, and Saddleback—will present books that provide a combination of high-interest topics and accessible writing. Attendees will gain insights on how to transform reading from a frustrating to a rewarding experience. Register for "Reaching Reluctant Readers."

Continuing Focus on Series Nonfiction,” on Nov. 8, is the latest installment of Booklist’s ongoing and popular series nonfiction for youth webinars, showcasing presentations from three notable publishers in this high-demand genre: Scholastic Library Publishing, Crabtree Publishing Co. and Britannica. The webinar will be moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Senior Editor Daniel Kraus. Register for "Continuing Focus on Series Nonfiction."

Visit the Booklist Online webinars page to register for upcoming events and to access the full archive of past webinars.

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