THE BENNETT BLOG
Welcome to Adult Fiction Month at James Bennett
We are delighted to launch ADULT FICTION MONTH here at James Bennett.
For the month of August we're going to highlight everything about adult fiction supply - from the range of titles we carry to the services we provide libraries. We're going to introduce our adult fiction team and we're going to help libraries make the most of their adult fiction requirements.
In today's blog post, the first one for ADULT FICTION MONTH, we are discussing the role library suppliers play in the supply chain but more importantly the role WE play in the supply chain.
JAMES BENNETT is important because of what we know and when we know it.
Julie Buckroyd, Procurement Specialist at James Bennett said "We know how important your patrons are, and how tech savvy they are, and always seem to find out about new books from their favourite authors. At James Bennett we pride ourselves on letting our customers know about big fiction titles as soon as possible."
To prove her point she delved into our adult fiction titles and gave us a wonderful overview of the importance of fiction standing orders and timeliness of new title information at James Bennett.
IF YOU HAVE A FICTION STANDING ORDER WITH JAMES BENNETT your patrons would have known about ...
- the new Geraldine Brooks title The Secret Chord (ISBN 9780733632174) at the end of April (shhh, booksellers are only learning of it now) - it comes out in October
- the new Kate Morton title The Lake House (ISBN 9781742376516) at the end of April (shhh, booksellers are only learning of it now) - it comes out at the end of October
- the new James Patterson title Murder House (ISBN 9781780893037) at the end of June Booksellers learnt a couple of weeks ago.. comes out in October – and we are already ordering his new Alex Cross title for November !
- the new J A Jance title Dance of the Bones (ISBN 9780062297662) at the end of March – it comes out in October
- the new Patricia Cornwell titles The Depraved Heart (ISBN 9780732299163) at the end of June (shhh, booksellers are only learning of it now) - it comes out in November
- the new Michael Connelly title The Crossing (ISBN 9781760290573) at the beginning of July (shhh, booksellers are only learning of it now) - it comes out in November
- the new Judy Nunn title Spirits of the Ghan (ISBN 9780857986733) during June (shhh, booksellers are only learning of it now) - it comes out in November
- the new Janet Evanovich title Tricky twenty two (ISBN 9781472201652) at the beginning of June (shhh, booksellers are only learning of it now) - it comes out mid November
Sarah Cavanagh, Sales Manager said "we all have our A listers but what makes James Bennett special is that we know about them well in advance of publication. Test us out and you'll find we're more than one step ahead when it comes to adult fiction supply!"
Need a few more examples?
- Cross Justice by James Patterson (Yes a new Alex Cross novel) – Due November! – Ordered in July
- Guilty by David Baldacci Coming late November – ordered in July
- Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen coming mid November – ordered July
- The new Mark Greaney book (Continuing the Tom Clancy novels) Tom Clancy’s Commander in Chief, coming in late November/December
James Bennett works hard to let you know about new fiction titles before everyone else. So when that patron walks in the door wanting to know if you'll have the book on release, you can tell them with certainty YES, Absolutely, YES.
Because when your community counts on you, you can count on us.
Ask us about supplying adult fiction titles to your library today!