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Webinars and webcasts, both live and archived, discuss and inform on specific topics. Beginning bloggers might be interested in the first two, whereas those focused on Romance should appeal to readers and followers of my blog. Check out the stream or archive from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, OCLC Web junction, ALA, or Booklist. They are all free, but some may be offered to only to Librarians or those employed by libraries. More of interest may be available; for example, see the WebJunction Event Archives at: http://www.webjunction.org/events/archives.html?relatedWebinar.offset=10

Booklist Live Stream and Archives: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Book Blogging 101, December 3, 2015 @ 2:00PM CST
Discuss the benefits of starting a personal or library-related blog,  including various platforms to choose from, how to get started, what to talk about, how to stay motivated, how to publicize your blog, and more.

Vnuk, R.,  Ed. and Keefe, K. (Speakers). (2015, December 3). Book Blogging 101. Webinar. Retrieved November 29, 2015, from http://www.booklistonline.com/live-events

Enhancing Your Library’s Web Presence with WordPress
January, 21, 2016 @3:00-4:00. EST
Practical steps for creating, maintaining, and enhancing a WordPress website without technical expertise.

Wright, S. and Lawrence, E.  (Speakers). (2016, January 21). Enhancing Your Library’s Web Presence with WordPress. Webinar. Retrieved November 29, 2015, from http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/enhancing-your-librarys-web-presence-with-wordpress.html

Five Things to Know in Top Genres
Date: April 26th, 2016 @ 2PM EST
Offers a quick rundown of the top things to know in some of the most popular genres, including each genre’s top five authors, trends, and benchmark books.
Registration coming soon!

Booklist. (2016, April 26, 2016). Five Things to Know in Top Genres. Webinar. Retrieved November 29. 2015, from http://www.booklistonline.com/live-events

ARCHIVES
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Love is in the Air, May 5, 2015
According to LJ’s Materials Survey 2015, romance ranks consistently among the top three genre circulators in public libraries, in both print and ebook formats (it’s actually tied with general fiction at No. 2 in ebooks). Join the conversation on this most lustily favored genre and get ready to add some love to your collections.

Riptide Publishing, Samhain Publishing and Library Journal. (Speakers). Fox, B.L. (Moderator). (2015, May 5). Love is in the Air. Webcast. Retrieved November 29, 2015, from
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/04/webcasts/book-webcasts/love-is-in-the-air/

Romancing the Library, April 8, 2014
Romance ranked third among the top five fiction circulators in libraries, combined print and ebook, according to LJ’s Materials Survey 2014, and librarians will want to know all they can about what’s available and what’s hot.  Ebook romance and erotica were off and running…reviewers seem quite taken with the output so far…[the]Romance webcast on April 8 will make your hearts race, and your budgets will definitely take a hit.

Riptide Publishing, Samhain Publishing. Library Journal (Speakers). Fox, B.L. (Moderator). (2014, April 8). Romancing the Library. Webcast. Retrieved November 29, 2015, from http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/03/webcasts/romancing-the-library/

Romantic Sounds: The Art of Narrating Audiobooks of the Romance Genre  (September 22, 2015) Discuss the preparation, recording, and listening experience of romance titles. Discover how their processes change as the subject matter fluctuates from sweet to sexy. Enjoy behind-the-scenes stories of how their work affects both those in the recording studio and those in their personal lives

Cobb, A.L., Parker, J. and Plummer, T. (Speakers) (2015, September 22). Romantic Sounds: The Art of Narrating Audiobooks of the Romance Genre. Webinar. Retrieved November 29, 2015, from http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars-archive

Isn’t It Romantic?: New Romance Titles for Your Library (September 15, 2015)  Readers love to snuggle up with a good romance novel, enjoying all the drama, suspense, or humor that leads to a happily-ever-after ending. Join Booklist for an hour-long webinar full of scintillating romance as Baker Publishing Group, Riptide, Samhain, and Shadow Mountain present intriguing romance.

Baker Publishing Group, Riptide Publishing, Samhain Publishing. Shadow Mountain  (Speakers). (2015,  September 15). Isn’t It Romantic?: New Romance Titles for Your Library. Webinar. Retrieved November 29, 2015. from http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars-archive

Variety is the Spice of Romance (September 9, 2014) The romance genre has never been more diverse in its approaches to telling stories of obstacles to love and love’s triumph. Join Booklist for a look at romances for every reader.

Baker Publishing Group, HarperCollins, Riptide Publishing, Samhain Publishing, and Source books (Speakers). Seaman, D. (Moderator).  (2014, September 9). Variety is the Spice of Romance. Webinar. Retrieved November 29, 2015, from http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars-archive

A Passion for Romance   (September 10, 2013) Find out about available classics and the most alluring of titles. Romance and genre fiction expert Diana Tixier Herald et. al. talk about favorite romance novels and trends, and representatives from Baker Publishing Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Severn House offer exclusive views of their titles.

Herald. D.T., Baker Publishing Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Severn House. (Speakers). (2013, September 10). A Passion for Romance. Webinar. Retrieved November 29, 2015 from http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars-archive

Registration is as easy as a push of a button, and accessing the archives may ask you to do the same. Have fun!

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