Pearl's Picks™ Now Available From EBSCO Publishing and NoveList®

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Exclusive arrangement brings reading suggestions from the top readers' advisor to library Web sites.

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NoveList® is pleased to announce an exclusive arrangement with Nancy Pearl to offer Pearl's Picks™ to its suite of readers' advisory and library solutions. Pearl's Picks is a compilation of suggested reading and annotations from the most widely acclaimed librarian of our time, Nancy Pearl, delivered to libraries every month.

Nancy Pearl is heard regularly on National Public Radio and is the author of the Book Lust series. According to the New York Times, Nancy is "the talk of library circles," and her richly diverse book suggestions provide a great reading experience of both fiction and non-fiction titles for readers of all ages.

Pearl's suggestions provide marquee content that will enliven any library's website and keep visitors regularly coming back for more for this monthly reader-oriented feature. Pearl's Picks can be integrated into a website's look and feel so that libraries can determine how best to feature these suggestions on their websites.

Pearl's Picks includes a mix of titles that are readily available through major book-buying channels, and titles that are most likely already in library collections. The service allows libraries to tout new books as well as remind patrons of worthwhile books already on their shelves. Libraries receive a list of titles to be included in the monthly Pearl's Picks 30-days in advance, so they can obtain any titles that might be missing.

Nancy Pearl says, "Pearl's Picks gives readers a peek beyond the best-seller list, and points them to all those wonderful books that were worth adding to your collection--but didn't get the five-figure ad budget and author tour. My goal with this service is to increase use throughout the library--not just the titles on the new book shelf."

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EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing website at, or contact information(at)

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


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