Info for Publishers

Give your books the chance to become Loan Stars

CataList is an online digital catalogue service that is ripe with opportunity for publishers. Did you know that you can offer reading copies of your forthcoming books to bloggers, librarians, and really anyone with a CataList account? Or that users can read a sample and/or excerpt instantly on your Title View page? Well, it’s all true. And where there’s a reading copy, sample, or interior image, there’s a chance that forthcoming book could become a Loan Stars pick. Get your content in front of library users by taking advantage of these CataList tools:

Marketing opportunities

While Loan Stars isn’t a marketing service, we do provide certain opportunities for you to get your brand in front of library users:

Sponsor a contest – As a further incentive for library users to recommend titles, Loan Stars offers the chance to win fantastic prize packs each and every month. Help libraries familiarize themselves with the type of books you publish by offering a small selection along with some branded swag. These prize packs are marketed in our newsletters and social media channels.

Make official recommendations – Have your publishing house spotlighted in a Loan Stars newsletter! Once a month we ask a publisher to suggest 4 – 6 books that they believe should be Loan Stars picks. Want to be featured? All you need to do is fill out our quick and handy form and you’re good to go! Remember, it’s first come, first served so book your month pronto!

To take advantage of these opportunities contact the Loan Stars team. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletters to have publisher-oriented marketing opportunities and Loan Stars updates sent directly to your inbox.

Resources

You can find print-ready posters for each month's list(s) in the Adult and Jr. archives. Feel free to download and/or print these other pieces of Loan Stars collateral to distribute as you see fit. Want something not listed here? Let us know.

Website material

  • Download the Loan Stars Adult top pick badges (PDF, PNG)
  • Download the Loan Stars Jr. top pick badge (PDFPNG)
  • Download the Loan Stars logo (black-type version) (PDF)
  • Download the Loan Stars logo (white-type version) (PDF)

Print material

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