The American Library Association (ALA) tells us there are over 120,000 libraries in this country and that they purchase nearly $1.8 billion dollars in books annually making libraries this country’s largest book market.
- Seek Reviews in Library Journals – These typically want to see the book 2-3 months BEFORE it’s published so plan ahead
- Do a Google search for library trade shows – they provide the attendees the opportunities to see the actual books even though orders aren’t usually written here; create & distribute a sell sheet [with your book’s image, synopsis, testimonial(s) and order or purchase information]. Attach your business card.
- Contact the library system’s admin & find out who to direct you media kit to [who is responsible for making orders].
- Personally contact the local branch librarian where your book’s plot takes place.
The American Library Directory provides library information, including personnel info, in over 40 categories.
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