Do comic books belong in libraries? Absolutely--as qComic Book Collections for Librariesq makes very clear. This illustrated guide defines the role of comic books in the modern library, provides a thorough grounding in the subject for beginners, and suggests new ideas for those already familiar with these perennial reader favorites. The book begins by introducing the structure of the comic book, industry players, and genres. The bulk of the guide, however, is comprised of actionable advice on such things as creating and maintaining the collection, cataloging for effective access, and promoting the collection, including how to feature comics with other library materials, such as movies and games. Drawing on the authors' experience, the volume answers numerous other questions as well. How can you tell which titles are age-appropriate for your library? Which titles are popular? How do you include characters that will appeal to diverse reader groups? Complete with checklists and a rich array of examples, this easy-to-use work can make every librarian a superhero.Direct Market In the 70s, comic book publishers were facing declining sales at newsstands, their primary sales market. ... Editors for creator-owned books have much the same responsibilities but have less to do with dictating plot and hiring ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Comic Book Collections for Libraries|
|Author||:||Bryan D. Fagan, Jody Condit Fagan|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011|