Error loading page.
Try refreshing the page. If that doesn't work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test page to see what's preventing the page from loading.
Learn more about possible network issues or contact support for more help.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

ebook

Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of "genre blends," or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers' advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide:

  • Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that don't neatly fit into any categories

  • Offers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blends

  • Shows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titles

  • Includes "Blend MVPs," a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources

    Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readers' advisors and those whom they serve.


  • Expand title description text
    Publisher: American Library Association

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: January 1, 2015

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9780838912621
    • Release date: January 1, 2015

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9780838912621
    • File size: 461 KB
    • Release date: January 1, 2015

    Loading
    Loading

    Formats

    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook

    Languages

    English

    Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of "genre blends," or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers' advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide:

  • Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that don't neatly fit into any categories

  • Offers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blends

  • Shows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titles

  • Includes "Blend MVPs," a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources

    Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readers' advisors and those whom they serve.


  • Expand title description text