Library Books That Are Not Dewey Books – They are Fiction!
The Growing Popularity Of E-Singles: E-Singles are a popular e-book format that is growing. Singles are shorter works than novels but longer works than articles. Singles are typically of a length that allows readers to sit down and read the work in one sitting. And the Singles format is growing in popularity because of the shortness of the works – it is easier to fit the time into the busy schedule to read a short book if you can read it in one sitting, because of their price – most singles are priced around $3.00 and because Singles are usually only issued in the digital e-book format so you can’t buy a printed copy of a Singles title. Additionally of note is the fact that although Singles can be put out by self-published independent authors they also being published by mainstream authors like Nelson DeMille, Lee Child and Diana Gabaldon and there is a growing trend for large media companies like the New York Times to publish the works of their journalists, particularly works in a series, as Shorts. Amazon and Barnes & Noble both sell Shorts. Amazon actually calls them “Shorts” (they used to call them Kindle Singles) and Barnes & Noble calls them “Nook Snaps” but by whatever name you chose to give them they are short, inexpensive works that can by quickly read when ever a reader as an hour or two to spare!
There are several articles listed online regarding this subject today and one of them is from the PaidContent site. It is titled Why 2012 Was The Year Of The E-Single – here’s the link to the article:
When Is A Library Book Not A Dewey Book? And a library book is not a Dewey book when it is not a non-fiction book! The Dewey Decimal Classification scheme is for non-fiction works only. Fiction titles can of course be found in all public libraries. And in our library fiction titles (in the adult reading level section) are broken down into eight subsections and they are: Large Print (for general large print fiction), Large Print Mysteries, Large Print Westerns, Fiction (for general fiction titles), Mysteries (for all those stories where things go bump in the night!), Westerns (if you like stories where cowboys and horses dot the terrain!), Short Story collections (these are all shelved by title and are just that – popular short stories housed in single volumes) and the combined Science Fiction and Fantasy section (these works include futuristic science based tales and tales of other dimensions and realities). And the accompanying photo shows you the spine labels of our non-Dewey fiction books – for each our seven fiction sections (adult reading level fiction sections that is – the children’s fiction sections we’ll leave for discussion another time!).
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