What’s on your Waiting List?

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Welcome back to our monthly posts on ‘Real Time Reports.’ Today we’re focusing on the importance of monitoring your ‘Current Waiting List’ and comparing that information to your ‘Waiting List History’ in Content Reserve. How many of you see titles such as ‘Twilight’, ‘Alex Cross’s Trial’, and many others continue to be on your waitlist?… Read more »

The 2010 Audie Nominations Are In

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On Feb. 15, The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the finalists in the 2010 Audies competition. Several of the year’s big books such as True Compass and The Help were among the nominees in 28 different categories. Standouts include: A Little Bit Wicked: An autobiography by Emmy Award-winner and Wicked star Kristin Chenoweth. Beat the Reaper:… Read more »

PBS Video Additions

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Looking at add video titles to your collection?  Now is a great time!  PBS Home Video, known for their groundbreaking series and children’s specials, has refreshed their Maximum Access video offerings to include a wide variety of titles including: Carrier: This 10-part series follows the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during a six month deployment… Read more »

New BBC Audiobooks America promotion

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Get your coupon clippers ready! BBC Audiobooks America is giving a 40% off coupon** for signing up for a BBCAA Download Standing Order Plan* during the month of February. You can put it towards one order of any other audio product (CD’s, MP3 CD’s and more) from BBC Audiobooks America. So stock up and save… Read more »

Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists for January 2010

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January’s Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists are full of titles making their comeback. There are those titles whose imminent movie releases have catapulted their popularity. Kathryn Stockett’s sensational debut, The Help, was undoubtedly one of the best novels of 2009 and the movie adaptation was recently announced. All of this excitement has affected… Read more »

Youth Literary Award Winners

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Some of my best memories as a child are reading books with my mom. No matter how many times we read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, or Heckedy Peg, I still took delight in every page and illustration. So it is this time of year, when the youth literary awards are… Read more »

New Books for the New Year

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Whether it’s losing weight, quitting smoking, to reduce stress, or to improve finances, almost everyone makes a New Year’s resolution.  Many think that this tradition is nonsense, but there is good news for non-believers, The University of Scranton (PA) reports that nearly 40% of those making resolutions will still be successful after six months. Digital… Read more »

Holiday Bonus: Last chance to qualify for a Sony Reader!

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Before you pack up for the holidays, don’t forget to take advantage of the promotional collections that can qualify you for a free Sony® Reader™! You can add a new download format (eBooks, music, or video)*, order a collection of bestselling titles from McGraw-Hill*, or foreign language learning audio collection*.  Order all three and get three free Sony Readers!… Read more »