How to Get Paperback Books into Libraries

worldcat logoIndie authors and publishers think a lot about getting books into libraries. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s a rite of passage, or a holdover of the older, traditional publishing industry. Or maybe, as in my case, it’s the awkward silence when asked, “Can I check out your book from the library?” Real books are in libraries. Right? As Melissa Bowersock and Laurie Boris explained,  there are a couple of avenues for getting indie eBooks into libraries, but what about paperbacks? Continue reading “How to Get Paperback Books into Libraries”

Working with Libraries

Stamford CT library 2011 photo by K. S. BrooksIn a perfect world, you’d walk into a library carrying your sleek print book, hand it to a librarian, and they’d graciously accept it, asking you when you’d like to come in and give a talk. Then they’d scan it, enter it in the system, and you’d be good to go.

Not so fast: not all libraries accept book donations. Continue reading “Working with Libraries”

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