Books & Authors offers leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.
With an up-to-date and configurable interface, and a unique Open Web component, Books & Authors offers libraries of all kinds a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature, and where to find it in your library. Backed by a team of hand-picked genre experts, Books & Authors connects readers with books and provides many key functions in your library, including increase circulation of fiction and non-fiction, build and promote book clubs and programs in your library, help patrons make informed reading choices and drives potential and existing patrons to your library database via the Open Web.
Powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors combines both browsable menus and visual search technology to guide readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests.
Platform Features & Tools
Unique Search Paths
Access your next great read via unique search paths, such as author, title and series, awards, graphical, advanced, and many more
Link to popular social bookmarking sites and print, download, or email author and title entries as well as book lists
Reviews & Testimonials
"Books and Authors pushes the envelope for reader's advisory databases by providing one of the most visually attractive and socially interactive databases available. Books and Authors exceeds expectations. As one of the most enjoyable and user-friendly resources available for those searching for new titles, the latest book reviews, the most up-to-date information, or simply to share a series favorite, Gale Cengage's Books and Authors wins hands down."
"In school and public libraries, where What Do I Read Next? has supplemented the native expertise of the library staff as the readers' advisory tool of choice for decades, B&A will receive an extremely warm reception, not just because of the expertise that informs its recommendations but also because it is spot-on when identifying emerging genres and the tastes of the reading public."