Shelf Awareness publishes two newsletters – Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers provides general book content, and Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade is geared towards people in the publishing industry. Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers is a bi-weekly periodical; it enumerates the 25 best books of the week, a list chosen by industry experts. This newsletter also publishes news about books and authors, author interviews, and other related content. Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade offers booksellers and librarians information pertinent to the selling and lending of books. New versions of this newsletter circulate every business day, and it is widely acclaimed throughout the book publishing industry.
The School Library Journal began as a magazine intended for an audience that works with young people – particularly school librarians, media specialists, and public librarians. The magazine’s articles and reviews are now present on the SLJ‘s website as well as many blogs that provide interesting information and opinions about the book world. Elizabeth Bird is one such blogger. Among other impressive accomplishments, she is the New York Public Library’s Youth Materials Collections Specialist, has served on Newbery, and written for Horn Book. On her blog, Ms. Bird shares her opinions on different aspects of the book world. Most recently, she has been ranking the top 100 children’s novels. Her charismatic writing style and clever subject matter make her a very up-and-coming blogger.