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Top Buzz-Worthy Fiction Reviews from #TheLibraryLife Experts

Ingram’s Collection Development librarians regularly visit with publishers to find out about forthcoming titles, publishing trends, and what titles the publishers are most excited about each season. Check out their reviews for these forthcoming potential break-out novels: 


New Adult Voters: Activism, Apathy, or Angst?

In 1988, I voted for the first time. George H. W. Bush won handily (426 to 111 electoral votes and +7.8 percent of the popular vote)—he received 98 percent of the vote in my small Michigan village, so my single vote one way or the other didn’t seem to matter at all. Now that the country is more divided than ever, and the races so close, new voters and their views of civic duties, rights, and privileges seemingly have a real say in the direction of our country, at least on paper. But how do today’s new adults look at politics and voting? 


#LibrariesRock // Serving the Needs of Your Local Community: Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Gone are the days when libraries could take a "cookie-cutter" approach to their community programming and outreach. Tune-in as we discuss the hyper-local drive towards engagement being embraced by libraries all over the country.  


5 Tips to be Successful in Self Publishing

By Lisa M. Umina, Halo Publishing
2017 was an important year for self-publishing, when, for the first time ever, self- and indie-published books surpassed the market share of big publishers, with 42% of the market, as compared to 34% held by big publishers. In 2018, experts predict that the number of self-published books will increase, which is an indicator of the success and popularity of this option. 


#LibrariesTransform // When Libraries & Democracy Collide: Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Our democratic process has always been preserved by the existence of public libraries. By offering free and open access to information, libraries are for everyone, everywhere.  


#LibrariesRespond // Stepping Up In Times of Crisis: Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Libraries today are so much more than a place to find a new book. These public safe spaces are stepping up in their communities in a big way. From fighting homelessness to saving lives, libraries stand on the frontlines of public good.  


Get to Know Author Genevieve Cogman

Rachel Montgomery, Collection Development Librarian  


Discover the List: Female Rage in YA Lit

By Jill Andreasen, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian  


#LibrariesMatter // The Importance of Libraries Today: Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Join us as we embark on Season 5 of Two Librarians And A Microphone! This season, inspired by the Urban Library Council's Annual Forum theme, Leading Forward, focuses on how libraries are positioning themselves as key influencers and essential partners in their communities and appointed leaders.  


Emerging Technologies and What Your Publishing Business Can Do About Them Today

By Taylor Hale, Customer Experience Manager
The pace of innovation these days is breathtaking. The lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 was about 60 years in 1960, now it’s just 12 years. The cost to launch a tech company in 2000 was $5,000,000, and now, thanks to cloud computing, it’s basically $0.(1)