Booklist announces e-newsletter, Booklist Online Exclusives

Contact: Mary Frances Wilkens




For Immediate Release

January 13, 2009

CHICAGO -- Booklist Online announces a new addition—“Booklist Online Exclusives”—to its growing family of free, content-driven e-newsletters, providing
Booklist readers with even more reviews (600 in 2008 alone) and features at no additional cost. Every month, “
Booklist Online Exclusives” will deliver
Booklist's Web-only content as a bonus to anyone who signs up, expanding and complementing
the extensive print coverage across the board.

The Web exclusives include more reviews of all kinds of titles, including timely reviews of hot books that publishers keep under wraps until their on-sale dates (embargoed books). Reference coverage is also expanded—Ref
erence Books Bulletin used to publish reviews of new editions of titles only if there was a gap of at least five years between editions; that gap is now narrowed.

“Booklist Online Exclusive reviews allow us both to review some subject areas in greater depth and to weigh in more quickly on titles not released for review in advance of publication,” said Publisher and Editor Bill Ott. “Occasionally, we write new reviews of older books, too, to offer fresh perspective on a familiar work.”

To sign up, go to
Booklist Online (, and click on Get the Newsletter. “Booklist Online Exclusives” offers access to the full text of reviews; a Booklist Online subscription is necessary in order to search, follow links or create lists.

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 includes more than 120,000 reviews as well as a free Web site offering the latest news and views, blogs and features on books and media.