How Self-Published Authors Can Sell Their Books to Libraries

libraries, authors, self-publishing, ebooks, publishersAn author wants as many people to read her books as possible. But if you’re only published digitally, it can be difficult for people to find you—much less spend the money to read you—if they don’t already know what they’re looking for.

Libraries are one place that people can find authors who are new to them, as borrowing a book doesn’t present a financial risk, and the library allows the borrower to search by genre or release date.

So how can an author get her digital book into a library’s digital collection? Turns out it’s pretty difficult.

We spoke with Robin Bradford, collection development librarian at Timberland Regional Library in Tumwater, Washington, who shared her experience of buying for her library system.

Much more.


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