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New Author Alerts Service to replace Best Sellers Club

New Author Alerts Service to replace Best Sellers Club

Posted February 04, 2013

The new service allows users to sign up to be notified via email or SMS text message when titles by their favorite authors or performers are added to the libraries collection!

The East Brunswick Public Library has recently subscribed to an exciting new service called Author Alerts!  Author Alerts allows you to be notified via email or text message as soon as new material from your favorite authors are added to the Library catalog!  It will replace the existing Best Sellers Club, and include several new features.  

·         Formats such as music CDs and LARGE PRINT have now been added!  For example, if you like Bruce Springsteen, Author Alerts will notify you when his new CD has been ordered.
·         You are not limited to 10 authors, as was the case with the Best Sellers Club!  Author Alerts lets you choose an unlimited number of authors and artists.
So how do you get started?
The Library has migrated existing Best Sellers Club members over to Author Alerts.  Go to the Library’s website  Click on the pink Author Alerts box in the bottom right hand corner of the page which will take you directly to the Author Alerts service.  You can also reach the service by clicking on the Author Alerts tab in the library catalog.  Once you are on the AuthorAlerts page, smply click the “Start Here” button to get started.
 So that’s it!  The Best Sellers Club will still provide the same great service; Author Alerts will only enhance your club experience. 
A detailed instructional page that will walk you through Author Alerts can be found by visiting