NoveList Help Sheet: Finding Similar Authors

NoveList makes it easy to find authors who write like your favorite, using similar subjects, themes, and appeal factors.

Search for the author.

You can find Read-alikes for any author from the Result List and within an Author Detail page. Read-alike links will appear beneath each record at your Result List. To view an author’s Detail page, you can select an author link from your Result List.

Author information is provided at the top of each Author Detail page. For many of the most popular authors, you will find a description of their works, along with the appeal factors typical of their writing.

In the “Read-alikes” section on the right side of the Detail page, you’ll find up to nine author recommendations.

With your mouse, you can hover over the magnifying glass icon to view information about the author recommendation and why it is recommended.  For more information on the recommended author, click on their name to access their Author Detail page.


You can print all of the author recommendations by clicking the View All link at the top of the “Read-alikes” section.

The “Search for More” feature at the bottom of the Detail page lets you find more authors based on the genres, subjects, locations, and appeal factors that are of interest to you.

ID: 5250
Topic: Interface Features, Best Practices
Services: NoveList, NoveList K-8, NoveList Plus, NoveList K-8 Plus
Updated: October 2015

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