New, Improved NYT Bestseller Lists

The gray lady may have gone to color years ago, but you wouldn’t know it from the NYT bestseller list. We want full-size four-color book jackets! One-line annotations make everything sound alike; we want fuller descriptions!

Thanks to a new “mashup,” we no longer  have to live with drab bestseller lists. Reading Radar mashes up the NYT lists with Amazon, giving us book jackets, publisher descriptions and several reader reviews, in a nice clean format. For each title, it also gives its full bestseller history:



We’ve added it to our Bestseller links (to the right).

Thanks to Jim McCluskey at Sno-Isle Public Library in Washington for pointing this out on the lively Collection Development staff blog, cleverly called “Collection Developments @ Sno-Isle.” It’s a great example of communicating effectively with branch staff.

For you tech heads, Jim also points out an article that explains what goes in to creating this mashup.

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