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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

RA for All Virtual Roadshow Presents Demystifying Genre for PCI Webinars

This morning, I have my first of two genre webinars for PCI this month. You can think of them as helping genre readers 101 and 201.

Today’s-- Demystifying Genre-- is the overview of the most popular genres as they are written today, including the most recent trends. Here is the program description:
Nothing is scarier than trying to help a fan of a genre you yourself don’t enjoy. You want to help that, for example, Romance reader find the perfect book, but you are having trouble knowing where to begin because…eek!… you don’t read Romance. You are afraid they will find out you are a fraud. How can YOU possibly help THEM?!? Never fear, in this program, Readers’ Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, will teach you the basic appeals of the major genres, give you the inside track on what a fan of that genre is most drawn to, and provide you with talking points to get your genres readers to tell you what they want. You will leave this webinar with the confidence and skill to help fans of every genre, regardless of whether or not you have ever read a book in that genre yourself. And that will leave a trail of happy patrons in your wake.
You can click here for the slides and here for the handout with all of the links.

This presentation is very text heavy so that you can use it as notes, meaning even if you don’t hear me present this one, you can learn something from the slides and handout.

Please visit PCI for a list of all of their webinars. They offer a wide variety of library training options. You can also view archived webinars. For example, click here to see every webinar I have done for them.

But first, check with your local library system because many have a contract with PCI which allows you to view webinars for FREE. I know that this is true for anyone reading this from my local library system, RAILS [click here for those details].

Having worked with PCI for a while now, I can tell you they are very professional, pay their presenters fairly, and care about putting out a great product. You get top notch training for a very good price. And, they have the technical experts to make sure it looks and sounds good too.

Now let’s do this webinar and demystify genre for you so you can help every type of reader.

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