Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mystery Book webinar

A webinar a little off the beaten path. Thanks to Stephanie for posting this on FL-Lib.


Mystery Book Buzz: A Free Webinar

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Register here

(Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find this and other programs in the Library Journal archive at

Mystery fiction is high on the list of public library patrons—and the genre is as broad as it is deep. While detective fiction may be the most popular form of mystery fiction, there are dozens of other variations that keep these avid readers returning to the library again and again, including thrillers, cozies, romantic suspense, and good old police procedurals.

A well-known readers’ advisory consultant, Joyce Saricks, has written that “mysteries tend to be in-depth examinations of human nature, probing the why almost as frequently as the who and how. They are also morality plays, and justice, or the restoration of order, is at the heart of the solution in Mysteries. When ‘legal justice’ is not an option, investigators take the law into their own hands. As they do in most genre fiction, readers expect the good guys to win and the bad guys to be punished.”

Library foot traffic is up all around the country and so is circulation. Help your library patrons escape momentarily from the stress and anxiety of the current economic situation by filling the library shelves with the latest titles from their favorite mystery writers!

Join the 60-minute Mystery Book Buzz webcast sponsored by four leading publishers who will introduce the best of their Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 titles, as well as important midlist and back-in-print titles.

Featured Panelists:

· HarperCollins Publishers, Virginia Stanley, Director of Library Marketing

· Houghton Mifflin, Katrina Kruse, Marketing Manager

· Poisoned Pen Press, Barbara G. Peters, Senior Editor

· Severn House, Edwin Burkhalter, Chairman

Moderator: Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal

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