Online Trainings

I believe there is inherent good in the act of reading; that reading makes life better for absolutely everyone;
and that my mission in life is to get people to read, and to love doing so.

                                                                                  —Melissa Elliott, “The Book Adept”


Normally $129; social distancing discount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Unit One: Understanding How and Why People Read: Kinds of Readers

Unit Two: What IS Readers’ Advisory?
Why People Like What They Like: Appeal Factors

Unit Three: Developing Skills, Using Tools
Talking, Listening, Tech, Resources

This class is broken down into shorter units, with visuals and narration, that are designed to clearly explain what you need to know and give you the skills and tools to begin delivering this vital service to your reading patrons. 

Payment is made through PayPal, to and, once processed, you will receive a link to the first unit via email, and the other two will follow. In addition, various free handouts will be made available to download from the Book Adept website that include additional readings, worksheets, short annotated genre lists, and so on.
Feel free to take advantage of these periodic downloads.

Click for free readers’ advisory resources you can download.


Coming soon:

Become more expert at advising in all genres. Learn distinctive characteristics of subgenres, and polish your ability to suggest the right book from out of the chaos!

First up: Speculative Fiction
Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Science Fiction, Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction


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