Gale Helps Answer the Question: “What Do I Read Next?”

Book fans know the feeling: finishing up a thrilling novel or engaging nonfiction work and wanting to sustain that wonderful momentum to the next book. But how to identify that follow-up volume?

Now Gale is ready to help – with results at the speed of the Internet. This month marks the release of Books & Authors, a new subscription database that offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors and topics.

Adapted from Gale’s acclaimed What Do I Read Next? print series, Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today’s Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title or series, awards, and other criteria. An “if you like” search connects readers to the themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

At the same time, this meticulously edited database – backed by a team of genre experts – delivers up-to-date, reliable information that is often missing in the random and often unverified results of the open Web.

It’s a “best of both worlds” arrangement that combines the depth of Gale expertise in literature with the Internet’s unique capacity to create, build and foster communities of readers.

Readers can use Books & Authors to enhance the experience of the book they are currently reading; digging deeper into its themes and origins; or learning how the author’s life and times contributed to the work.

Ideal for reading groups and book clubs, Books & Authors also is a valuable reference source for public libraries that serve everyone from students and professionals to the casual reader.

For more information on Books & Authors, contact Marc Cormier at [email protected].

About Cengage Learning and Gale

Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm. For more information visit: or