Cheat Sheet: Create a Reading Map

1. Choose a Template 

LibraryAware has lots of reading map templates! Make sure to choose a template with the right layout—colors, fonts, and books can all be changed later!
  • Click Create Item under your promotion
  • Select Print Materials then Flyers-Books
  • Click on a template you like and click orange Select This Template button

2. Add your Books

Add any books you like, or use NoveList's read-alikes for ideas!
  • First enter your Item Name
  • On the left side, click Select Book for Book 1 (or the Swap button if your template already has book jackets) 
  • Search for a book 
  • Click Use This Book to add a book
  • Do this for each book in the reading map
  • Click Save Reusables and Edit Content on the left side

3. Change the Text or Colors
Change the title, call outs, common subject headings/appeal factors -- any text in the template!

  • Highlight any text to change and enter the new text or change the font with the Font drop-down
  • Click Color Swatch button then Use a different color swatch to change the colors in your reading map
  • Click Save when you are done

What else can you do with it?

Print the Reading Map and Display it in Your Shelves

  • Click Save
  • Click the Print button
  • Hover over the Print Preview and click the Print icon to send the reading map to you printer

Post to NoveList Select in your catalog

  • Click Save
  • Click the Publish To button and select Catalog
  • Select when you want to post it
  • Enter a title and description
  • Select relevant audiences and subject headings or genres to make sure the reading map is posted in the most relevant book records!
  • Click Save Publication Event

Post to Facebook

  • Click Save
  • Click the Publish To button and select Facebook
  • Under Post Content, enter a message to go along with the reading map
  • Click Post Now or Schedule for Later 

Post to Twitter

  • Click Save
  • Click the Publish To button and select Twitter
  • Under Post Content, enter a message to go along with the reading map
  • Click Post Now or Schedule for Later 

Post to Pinterest

  • Click Save
  • Click the Publish To button and select Pinterest
  • Click the Pin It button
  • Sign into Pinterest and save the reading map to your board


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