All’s Fair in Love | Genre Spotlight: Romance

Romance, like many genres, is continually evolving and broadening its definition with new subgenres, trends, and crossovers.

Imagined Multiverses | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

Rather than base their work on the world as it is, speculative fiction authors are free to imagine any sort of society in our future.

Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills | Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Psychological suspense, unreliable female narrators, and gritty antiheroes dominate the spring/summer lineup

Crossing Over | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

It is no shocker that the publishing game is under­going rapid-fire change. The astonishing growth in self-­publishing (over half a million self-published titles were released in 2013, up 400 percent since 2008, according to a recent Bowker report), the continued improvements in ereaders and digital reading apps, the rise in print on demand, and mergers among the Big Six (now Big Five) publishers are creating ripple effects throughout the industry.

The Heart of Romance | Genre Spotlight: Romance

With multiple subgenres and various publishing platforms, romance titles are a valentine to a solid library collection. See what works are coming your way this season.

A World of Firsts | Genre Spotlight: New Adult

“New Adult” fiction embraces the college years through first jobs, first loves, and first going out on one’s own. Will it last, and what do librarians need to know?