Global Books-in-Print Expands with Fiction Connection, Title Reviews, Chapter Excerpts.
Global Books-In-Print now comes with a readers’ advisory tool called Fiction Connection. You can use Fiction Connection to find book reviews, authors, or topics of interest. Fiction Connection draws its reviews from Library Journal, Choice, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, Criticas, and School Library Journal. The user-friendly interface permits searching by title, author, or ISBN. Browsing by topic, genre, setting, character, location and time frame is also available. Fiction Connection also provides a suggested reading list of books that have similar characteristics, as well as links to mention of books in leading newspapers and best seller lists. Suggested reading lists can be printed or e-mailed for later review. Another unique feature is the use of AquaBrowser technology to display a burst of narrower, broader and related terms for further searching.
Fiction Connection points primarily to English language adult fiction, biography, autobiography, memoirs and some children’s literature. It covers fiction published from 1997 to the present. About 50,000 titles have been included to date, and more titles are being added daily. To access Fiction Connection through Global Books-In-Print, click the “Fiction Room” link, then “Fiction Connection.”
Global Books-in-Print also links to title reviews from Library Journal, Choice, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, Criticas, and School Library Journal. In addition, many GBIP records contain Synopses and Annotations, as well as new links to excerpts of first chapters when permission has been granted.