Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Selling books to libraries

Whether we publish traditionally or independently with self-publishing, we know our books get listed in the Baker & Taylor database. This is what most libraries use to find new material, and order books for their collection. If having a listing among the millions of books in B&T isn't enough, you can spend a little money for a direct approach. Maybe you thought you couldn't afford to advertise, but ...





For a fee, this firm offers you a listing in their monthly catalog to libraries. As an example, their half-page ad for one month costs $75. If you need a way to reach libraries, and have your book reach a wider audience, take a look at First Chapter Plus.

BONUS: First Chapter also hosts a huge Blogging Authors, a perfect place for you to participate.

5 comments:

Jessica L. Buike said...

This is very informative - I still think I'd rather just donate my book to a library for "free"-ish than to pay for advertising, but it's nice to know that there is an option! I linked to this on my blog at: http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2011/08/whats-up-wednesday-24-hours-of-learning.html

Computer Clarity © 2004 said...

You're right, Jessica. I also donate my book to libraries where I speak, but it is a nice option to gain more national exposure via advertising targeted specifically to libraries.
Thanks for the cross-link.

Helen

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Anonymous said...

More good info! Thanks!

LInda Gartz said...

More good info for getting our work out there. Thanks!