Presentation on theme: "Creating, Maintaining & Marketing Your Adult Services Graphic Novel Section David M. Lisa Project Specialist New Jersey State Library."— Presentation transcript:
Creating, Maintaining & Marketing Your Adult Services Graphic Novel Section David M. Lisa Project Specialist New Jersey State Library
Top 5 Reasons to Create an Adult Graphic Novel Section: 5. Graphic novels are published for all ages. 4. Your customers will be more comfortable with it. 3. The comics fans will love it. 2. It’s an opportunity to cross over formats. 1. Your customers want it that way.
Creating the Collection
Find a comics fan.
Develop the core collection plan.
For more information about graphic novel collection development in libraries, please visit the NJ State Library GN wiki at: Comicsnj.pbworks.com Workshop Presenter Materials Core Collection Lists comics & graphic novel news sources Pictures of graphic novels in libraries
Find a dependable distributor.
Test the waters.
Take the plunge.
Maintaining the Collection
Face out. Face out. Face out.
Talk to your customers.
Visit some comic shops.
Anticipate your customer’s want list.
Talk it up.
Marketing the Collection
Team up with your local comics retailer.
What’s an Adult Services Graphic Novel Section Supposed to Look Like?