Usually in the fall, publishers deliberately market likely bestsellers for holiday giving. This month, we've got a boatload of hot books for you from J. K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy" to Janet Evanovich's latest Stephanie Plum installment, "Notorious Nineteen."
Cromaine invests in an automated delivery of six copies of the top five on the New York Times bestseller fiction list. These tend to have the longest hold lists, so not only are there copies on which you can place a hold, but there are also the automatically delivered copies that cannot have holds--but could be on the shelf when you walk in the door! If you're on a list for fiction bestseller, or one of the top three nonfiction bestsellers, be sure to check the "Books in Demand" shelves--it could be your lucky day.
And, now too, Cromaine offers the hottest bestsellers on Kindle.
Three Kindles are available preloaded with the top nine most requested books at Cromaine as of November 1. Titles coming out over the month will automatically be added to the Kindles (if the wireless is on and the Kindle is in a wireless environment). Right now, the Kindles are loaded with Patricia Cornwell's "The Bone Bed," James Patterson's "NYPD Red," John Grisham's "The Racketeer," Nora Roberts' "The Perfect Hope," Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl," and J. K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy." "Merry Christmas, Alex Cross" by Patterson, "Notorious Nineteen" by Evanovich, and "The Black Box" by Connelly are coming this month, too.
Cromaine also offers bestsellers in mystery/suspense, romance, and nonfiction--in print and on the Nooks. While the three Color Nooks are labeled for a specific genre, at this time, ALL three of the Nooks have all of the bestseller titles (other than those on the Kindles). Find the Nooks and Kindles in the library's online catalog, searchable from Cromaine's Facebook page, and place your hold online, or call.
Most of the hottest new fiction titles are also available as CD Books at Cromaine, although hold lists may be longer. E-books for your e-readers through OverDrive and downloadable audiobooks are still very difficult for libraries to obtain quickly due to licensing and rights issues.
With this much great reading and these many options, I hope you'll have a chance to check out the bestseller--before you give it to Aunt Mary or Nephew Steve as a present!