Nominate Titles for LibraryReads – Any Public Library Staff Member Can Do It!
Nominations for LibraryReads are accepted via Edelweiss and NetGalley. Both services are free for librarians to register and use.
Edelweiss: If you are already an Edelweiss user and logged in, but don’t see the option to “Submit to LibraryReads” when you click on Your Review, you may be in an Edelweiss organization that is not classified as a public library. In this case, please email for help.
If you are not an Edelweiss user, please register for Edelweiss using the Organization Type “Library – Public” to join the LibraryReads community.
NetGalley: If you are already a NetGalley member, you may nominate any of your approved titles via the “Feedback” button on the Title Details page.
If you’re not yet a member of NetGalley, you may register at www.netgalley.com. You will be able to request digital galleys and be invited to view new titles. Want to learn more about how NetGalley works with librarians? Click here.
All genres and subject categories of adult books are welcome, both fiction and non-fiction. (Currently, LibraryReads is only for adult titles.)
Each month’s list will be made up of titles that are newly published that month, so please submit as far in advance of publication as is possible and practical. You don’t have to “hold” your nominations until a deadline – feel free to submit them as soon as you’ve finished reading a book.
We are especially interested in hearing your take on forthcoming titles that haven’t been widely reviewed yet, and the ones where the buzz is just beginning to build. Your early feedback can make a real difference in the life of a new book!
Read in any format you like – paper or digital – but please submit all your reviews electronically, via Edelweiss or NetGalley.
If you really loved reading something and don’t have time to write a review before the deadline, don’t worry about it. It’s perfectly okay to say “I read this book and totally loved it!” – that counts as a nomination.
Write conversationally, as though you were talking about a favorite title with a patron or colleague at the library, or with a friend. Use your own voice.
Think of what sort of reader would enjoy this book, and describe it so that they can find it. What is special about this book? To what other authors or experiences might you compare it?
Don’t be intimidated by the quotes you see in the final LibraryReads list. They’ve all been edited. (We’ll have an expert take care of the grammar and punctuation!)
Take a look at your existing library staff picks or book lists: you may already have some nominations ready to go.
Tell other staff members at your library about LibraryReads, and encourage them to submit their nominations too.
All genres and subject categories of adult books are welcome, both fiction and non-fiction. Currently, LibraryReads is only for titles that are of interest to adult readers, which includes books that are published as young adult but have crossover potential in the nominator’s professional opinion. We love seeing a list with diverse genres, authors, and interests each month!
(Library staff must submit nominations by the due date for titles to be considered for a given LibraryReads List)