Are you looking for novels with LDS standards? For the last year and a half, I have been the librarian responsible for purchasing the LDS Fiction books. Since there are so many books published each year, there is no way for me to read everything. So, I rely on publishers to give me a helping hand. The three main publishers of LDS Fiction include Deseret Book, Covenant, and Cedar Fort, along with their imprints. Many of these publishers have stated in their submission guidelines that they only accept books that meet LDS Standards.
The LDS Fiction market in years past mainly focused on books with LDS characters at the forefront. However, now many of these publishers are putting out books that may not necessarily have LDS characters in the book, but they still follow LDS standards. At the Utah Library Association Conference in May, I attended a session about LDS Fiction where several authors spoke about their experiences writing for the LDS market. Several of them mentioned that one of the reason they like writing for smaller Indie presses is that they are not pressured to make their books edgy; they can adhere to LDS standards and be proud of what they have written.
So how do you find these books at the library? When you are here at the library it is easy to browse the shelves looking for the LDS sticker.
Recently we added an LDS Fiction genre tag to the catalog records for these books and now you can easily browse for titles from home too.
You can click on the LDS Fiction genre tag link to browse all of the other titles with that tag.
Alternatively, you can do an advanced search on the catalog.
Type “LDS Fiction” into the “Find items that have: All these words” search bar and click on “Advanced Search."
As you can see, we have over 2,000 items with the LDS Fiction genre tag!
We hope this genre tag will help our patrons find some great new reads! If there is an LDS Fiction title you would like to suggest we purchase, you can fill out the Purchase Suggestion Form on our website.