Falling for YA, Part II: Booklist’s Webinars

Has anyone participated in Booklist’s webinars?  I attended my first one about a month ago on YA titles being released this fall.  See?

The experience was not unlike an online class session where the professor strictly lectures, only instead of one professor, there were representatives from five major publishers (Macmillan, Sourcebooks, Tor, Disney, & Harlequin Teen) giving rapid fire book talks.  All told, there were around 100 titles discussed in 1 hour.  It was a great way to see what was about to hit the shelves, especially in areas in which you do not read–I for one do not tend to go for romances, so this was an excellent way to fill in the gaps in my reading and genre knowledge.

I definitely recommend monitoring their offerings, as they are diverse–some leaning more toward classroom application and others broader in scope.  Also, did I mention that they are free?  How amazing is that?  You don’t have to be a subscriber to Booklist to participate either.  All that they really ask is that you register, which is simple and worthwhile because you will get notices of future webinars, your certificate of completion, and links to the presentation materials so that you do not need to feel pressured to take notes at lightning speed; you can actually enjoy the presentations.  Another nice feature is that if you can’t attend a webinar that you are interested in, you can still register and be sent all the presentation links, as well as a recording of the webinar itself.

This is a resource worth taking advantage of, and as luck would have it, I just got an email announcing 3 Not-to-be-missed Youth Webinars:”


2 thoughts on “Falling for YA, Part II: Booklist’s Webinars

  1. Julia, thanks so much for attending our YA Announcements webinar. I run the Booklist webinars as well as the Booklist twitter account and was wondering if I could tweet your post and thank you there? (Certainly no pressure!)
    Many thanks!

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