Booklist and Book Links Launch New E-Newsletters

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January 31, 2008

Booklist and
Book Links Launch New E-Newsletters

CHICAGO - In response to what readers have said will help them stay even better informed about recommended new titles to add to their collections, and how to integrate them in their programs or classes, Booklist Publications starts the year offering two new free e-newsletters.

Booklist Online's
REaD ALERT, sent on the same day that the latest issue of
Booklist magazine is published online, features quick links to a hand-picked selection of book reviews, features and special web-only content from Booklist Online. It also includes original content by Keir Graff, editor of
REaD ALERT and Booklist Online senior editor, such as tantalizing quotes from reviews and a particular slant on what's coming up. The first issues have prompted enthusiastic comments including, "There are never enough reminders of books' existence."

The newsletter alerts print subscribers to the imminent arrival of their copies of the magazine and gives a preview of what they'll find in it. All
REaD ALERT content will be accessible to the public for at least two weeks. Graff encourages subscribers and non-subscribers alike to sign up for the biweekly newsletter. "There are so many links to follow and enjoy, regardless of whether or not you'll be reading more in depth in the magazine itself or on Booklist Online," he said.

Sign up for

Unlike many e-newsletters that pull together a smattering of information on a scattered array of topics,
Book Links Quick Tips highlights one theme in each monthly issue, from poetry to mysteries to picture books. Just as in the magazine, readers will find recommended book lists, author features, techniques to help connect children and books and links to recommended Web sites-as well as sneak peaks at what's coming up in the magazine.

Quick Tips is chock-full of ideas for using literature-based resources in the curriculum," said Laura Tillotson, editor of both the newsletter and the magazine. "We hope readers, librarians, and teachers will come to reply on
Quick Tips in addition to
Book Links as an effective way to keep up on all of the wonderful resources out there."

Sign up for
Quick Tips at

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and readers advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. Booklist Online, launched in 2006, includes more than 120,000 reviews as well as a free Web site offering the latest news and views on books and media.
Book Links is the magazine that both recommends literature-based resources and helps librarians and teachers integrate them into the curriculum.