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The future of the book list service is the patron-driven newsletter—delivering reading recommendations based on unique personal interests straight to a computer or mobile device. Powered by your library’s collection, SelectReads is the only book list service that gives you the ease of automation with the flexibility of customization. The only thing you have to have is the ISBN number.
The future of the book list service is the patron-driven newsletter delivering reading recommendations based on unique personal interests straight to a computer or mobile device.
Powered by your library’s collection
SelectReads is the only book list service that gives you the ease of automation with the flexibility of customization.
Unlimited Newsletters. Unlimited Potential.
SelectReads is the only book list service that combines automation and customization resulting in a branded solution that connects you to the community and keeps patrons coming back for more.
Word on the street
"63 percent [of library patrons] said they would like to receive customized book and music recommendations from their libraries".
Audrey Ann, Correspondent
New York Times
"I just wanted you to know how much we like the new service. The staff thinks it is terrific!"
Cheshire Public Library
"Our patrons are LOVING the service, our holds are going up as people find cool titles they might not otherwise have."
North Richland Hills Public Library
SelectReads is an amazing new product by ReadingHouse. It combines automation and ease of custom creation of newsletters in a well thought-through manner. Refreshing and exciting.
Greene Library Services
Create Unlimited Custom and Monthly Newsletters
The SelectReads look is top notch and the software backs it up. If your service isn’t user-friendly and intuitive, chances are you’re not going to use it. SelectReads is unlike any other book list service out there and our clean, professional style only makes it better!
Our email templates are professionally designed, contemporary and a delight to engage with - whether you are the librarian designing them or a patron stunned by modern design and rich content.
All features of a traditional book list service and so much more
Included With SelectReads:
- Library generated events and staff newsletters.
- Unlimited custom newsletters built by your staff.
- Unlimited event newsletters to highlight programs.
- Over 40 author spotlight newsletters highlighting authors and their books.
- Over 40 monthly genre and format-based newsletters.
- Over 2,500 custom subject-based monthly newsletters, highlighting only titles in your collection.
- 50 popular awards list for children teens and adults.
- Libraries can schedule newsletters to go out on specific dates.
Powerful, yet intuitive, email building tools
Simply input an ISBN/UPC/OCLC number to pull detailed content for any book in your collection and compile your professionally designed newsletters.
Add library events and new book alerts for a complete, accurate and interactive patron communication.
But why stop there? Let your patrons discover the amazing world of personalized newsletters with our unique MySelectReads program that allows your patrons to build their own newsletter right on top of your past and future collection!
MySelectReads - Patrons build their own personalized newsletter
First ever patron driven newsletter system: Patrons get in the driver’s seat with mySelectReads - a feature that allows readers to choose their own content from a database of 2,500+ subject categories.
Interested in business, art or sports? You got it!
Love a specific author? No problem.
Want email alerts once a week or just once a month? Done. Your readers create the email newsletters they want. And it all comes from your library. Who knew you were so cool? We did!
All email options on the table
With SelectReads you decide. From automated monthly newsletters, booklists, custom event and patron driven automated newsletters - you cover all bases.
Patrons love the flexibility and personalized approach of mySelectReads. As a librarian you can focus on developing first class library newsletters without compromise.
With NewBookAlerts and AuthorCheck service module integration your library provides a state of the art information hub for its patrons.
SelectReads includes all of the following newsletter services
Now including Overdrive support
Dynamically switch your staff newsletter between various catalog link modes. If you prepare a newsletter with ISBN search, you turn it into an Overdrive newsletter with the click of a button.