Q&A: Amy Rubinate, Ideal Audiobooks


“The Ideal Audiobooks slogan is, ‘Stories with heart.’ We look for titles that are well written and compelling, that will entertain, delight, and enrich the lives of listeners.”

Best Books 2015: E-Originals


With the rise of digital-only imprints from traditional publishers added to the indie and self-pub offerings, the world of e-originals is wide open. See our Best E-Originals of the year

Romance Revs Up | Genre Spotlight: Romance


No matter your personal preferences, it’s hard to argue with the romance numbers: according to BookStats, estimated annual total sales value of romance in 2013 was $1.08 billion. That’s billions, folks. For many libraries, romance comprises the bread and butter of the genre fiction collections.

Brunke’s Debut of the Month, Award-Winning Firsts (Davis, James), Series Lineup, & More | Christian Fiction Reviews, November 1, 2015


Brunke is skilled at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose; Kanner’s characters crackle to life; Klassen spins a tale of secrets; Wiseman’s heartwarming tales feature diverse protagonists at different stages of life

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro | LJ Review


The author of The Art Forger returns to the art world in The Muralist. a noirish intrigue and fine-art detective story that ably intersects the early years of the abstract expressionist movement with the run-up to World War II and the institutionalized anti-Semitism that denied American visas to Jewish refugees.

Reworking Reference | Reference 2016


Reference librarians are doing more and more varied tasks. Sara Fiore speaks to librarians around the country about how their jobs look today.

Books for the Win, Books for the Scare | What We’re Reading


Spooky and not-so-spooky book blurbs from the ghouls and ghosts who prowl the hallways of LJ/School Library Journal, plus a field trip to the Theatre Library Association Book Awards ceremony at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Top Fall Indie Fiction: Best Bets Beyond the Big-House Titles


Banansky offers a sleekly told puzzle piece that snares readers to the end; Kloss’s epic Revelator has a feel of dark, ferocious beauty; you’ll trust Kid Moses; Glacier is gorgeously and urgently written

Baby Care Basics, Outdoor Adventure, Straight Talk for Teens | Parenting Reviews, November 1, 2015


FALL’S OFFERING ENCOURAGE outdoor exploration, discuss sexuality, text a warning to mom and dad, and provide some tongue-in-cheek looks at raising children.

Recent Jewish Fiction: Celebrate Jewish Book Month with These 11 Titles and Read-Alikes


Jewish Book Month, November 6–December 6, provides the perfect opportunity to explore the varied themes presented here.