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Cheat Sheet: Create a "Books with Buzz" newsletter using Media Mentions

Our Books with Buzz email newsletter templates are specifically designed for use with NoveList Media Mentions. These templates are the perfect way to reach readers who might not be coming into your library to see your other readers’ advisory efforts.

1. In NoveList, create a folder for your Media Mentions search results.

2. Create your search by selecting Advanced Search on the home page under the search bar. 

3. Scroll down to Limit your results and select Includes media mentions and any other limiters based on what you want to include in your newsletter: all results, sections for fiction and nonfiction, sections for each age group. Click on Search.

4. At the results page, click on the Share icon. You can save your search parameters to quickly run the search again any time by clicking on Add search to folder. Or save the results of the search by clicking on Add Results and selecting your media mentions folder.

5.  In LibraryAware, create a Newsletter List. Be sure to choose one of our templates specifically designed for use with media mentions when you click the Customize List Layout button on the Create Newsletter List page.

6.  Now you're ready to create a Newsletter Issue and add in book records you've saved to your NoveList folder.

NOTE: Use the folder to gather titles you then search for and add in LibraryAware. You cannot import this list directly from NoveList into LibraryAware.

7.  After adding in a book record, click the annotation and convert it to rich text using the pencil icon. This will allow you to edit the text box and add the media mention source. Save it, and you’re done! 

Want to do more?

Use your newsletter to create a book carousel for your website or add it to your catalog with NoveList Select.

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