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Crash Course in Fantasy (302)

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of fantasy? Whether your readers are fans of classic fantasy (like the Lord of the Rings series) or love the steamy, urban fantasy of Anne Bishop, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers—from Academies of magic to the Faerie realm.

This session covers:
*️⃣ Why readers are drawn to fantasy
*️⃣ How these genres developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know
*️⃣ Subgenres and crossovers
*️⃣ NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more.

Our Crash Course in Fantasy invites you to explore this popular genre's latest trends, hot titles, and tips for using NoveList resources to feel like a fantasy pro.

In addition to the webinar, you have access to the following bonus materials:

*️⃣ 7 videos on using NoveList Plus to find recommended reads lists, using the appeals mixer, browsing by genres and awards, and more.
*️⃣ 3 downloadable Genre Guides by NoveList, one each for adults, older kids, and young adults.

This course is also available as part of our subscription offerings for libraries and consortia. For group rates or subscription package options, please contact us at

This course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

*️⃣ This course is designed for professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Estimated completion...: 1 hour

  • Crash Course in Fantasy
  • Crash Course Feedback Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever