What’s in a Publisher? | Self-Publishing & Libraries

While some librarians feel that buying self-published books is a revolutionary act, there has been a lot of progress made toward readers accepting them as just books, the same as any other in the marketplace.

McMillan’s Debut of the Month, Afshar, Nappa, Williamson, & New Series | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2016

SPRING IS the perfect time for revitalizing our collections and our readers’ advisory skills. The face of Christian fiction (CF) is changing, and its popularity as a genre growing.

Seasonal Series | Erotica Reviews, April 1, 2016

Enchantment and erotica join forces in the powerful collection Magic and Desire; Jace’s Game On! fits the bill for a great beach read; strong writing propels Kenner’s exciting tale; Rock delivers edgy fetish depictions recommended for M/M fans

Morfoot’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Maberry, McPherson, Plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, April 1, 2016

TRUE DETECTIVE fiction is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which starred the first fictional sleuth, the eccentric and brilliant C. Auguste Dupin.

Notes from the MLA Conference | Music Matters, April 1, 2016

“At the beginning of March, I had the immense pleasure of attending the Music Library Association’s (MLA) 85th annual meeting, on my home turf, ­Cincinnati.”

Reading the Rails: How Australia’s Historic Railway Libraries Inspired a Novel

“Libraries have always seemed sacrosanct; places of infinite promise. All the people, all the worlds, all the moments you might discover on their shelves.”

LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2016

A valuable resource for the serious student/researcher of U.S. naval history; a timely and well-written Voting Rights Under Fire; an enthralling and straightforward Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790–1920

Top Spring Poetry: 17 Don’t-Miss Titles from Veteran and Upcoming Authors

Chai signals a strong and specific talent; Girmay’s Black Maria is beautiful, brilliant, and palpably angry; Grey is fresh and enticing; as always Kirby is exhilarating; Leonard delivers charmed and sturdy poems for a wide range of readers; Saito’s heart-stuttering work

LJ Media Reviews: April 1, 2016

A Swedish tourist causes a book-related stir in an Iowa town in Bivald’s starred debut; Dassin paints Richard Widmark into an ill-fated corner in Night and the City

Pushing for POTUS | Collection Development: Political Campaigns, April 1, 2016

This year’s race for president is hot and heavy, but it may not be all that unusual as campaigns go. These 29 resources offer an abundance of information on the roots of elections, how to become a more effective voter, and the evolving role of women in politics.