If you’ve been at the library in the last couple of weeks, you have probably seen book bundles on display.


If you’ve been at the library in the last couple of weeks, you have probably seen book bundles on display.



Many marketing strategies today use product bundling, a trendy concept that aims to make shopping for certain products quick and easy.



In keeping with this trend, I have prepared, for your convenience, book bundles. I have bundled together similar titles by different authors that are available for a quick pick-up at the front entrance to the library.  



For instance, if you like “Alex Cross,” the popular mystery series by James Patterson, you might like the books that I have bundled. The bundles I put together for books like “Alex Cross” have similar subjects like suspense or detective fiction and main characters that are similar to a detective or CIA agent. Other bundles focus on similar genres like mystery or Christian fiction. 



You can come to the library and choose a bundle that fits the particular genre you like to read and be in and out in minutes. 



The objective in book bundles is to help you become familiar with other authors. I have my favorite authors and anxiously await the next book to be published. It is fun to discover new authors who provide me the same enjoyment as do my favorite authors. Book bundles can help you become a more diverse reader.



Pick up one of these bundles and enjoy more great authors.  



Want to create your own book bundles?



Go to our library web page --  www.cityofcrestview.org/library.php -- and choose Electronic Resources, scroll down and click on the Books and Authors icon. Enter your library barcode number. Choose “browse titles.” You will see a list of recommended similar titles.



It is that easy.



Jean Lewis is the Crestview Public Library’s director.