Book marketing expert Dana Lynn Smith sold millions of dollars worth of books to libraries during the 13 years that she worked for a business book publisher. Now she shares the secrets of selling to libraries in The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries, 4th edition.
Packed with practical advice and resources, this indispensable guide will teach you:
- What kind of books libraries purchase, and how and when they order
- How to make your book and your website more attractive to libraries
- When and where to submit your book for review
- Strategies for reaching libraries through direct mail, advertising, and tradeshows
- How to work with local libraries and even get paid for speaking at libraries
- The best ways to handle orders from libraries
- How to sell books, ebooks and audiobooks through wholesalers and distributors
You'll also get contact information for:
- 26 wholesalers and distributors who supply the library market
- 16 important book review journals, with links to their submission requirements
- 12 major library associations
Best of all, the 22-point Action Plan will guide you through the process of marketing your book to libraries, from start to finish. The guidebook and library lists were last updated in January, 2015.
When you purchase the PDF version of Selling Your Book to Libraries, you'll also get two library databases absolutely free. Each listing includes full mailing address, telephone number, and website address, and you can copy and paste the information for your own personal use.
BONUS #1 - Directory of Top U.S. Libraries, lists contact information for 50 of the largest public library systems in the U.S., plus two in Canada, which together have more than 1,600 branch locations. Plus you'll get listings for 50 of the largest university libraries in the U.S.
BONUS #2 - Directory of Top Texas Libraries, features contact information for 150 of the largest public libraries in Texas, plus 122 academic libraries.
Download this ebook, plus two bonuses, in PDF format for just $19.
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Selling Your Book to Libraries is also available on Kindle (without the library databases).
What Others Are Saying About Selling Your Book to Libraries
"The Savvy Book Marketer’s Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries is an invaluable tool for authors and independent publishers. It provides a wealth of contact information and resources, and the Action Guide is worth its weight in gold. Many authors and publishers overlook the library market. After you read Selling Your Book to Libraries, you'll be able to tap into this valuable market with ease. Highly recommended."
—Lynne Klippel, Managing Partner, Love Your Life Publishing.com
"Dana Lynn Smith has unlocked the world of libraries for writers. Everything a writer needs to know about how a book gets selected, purchased, and shelved in today’s libraries is covered in one easy source. This is an up-to-date, reliable marketing tool that will become an important resource for writers."
—Nancy Ness, Collection Development Librarian, Dallas Public Library
"I never tried selling my book to libraries—mainly because my publisher didn’t do it for me or really believe in its worth. After reading this e-book, I’m convinced I should have tried. I will encourage all my author clients to get a copy of The Savvy Book Marketer’s Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries and learn how to get their books into libraries."
—Yvonne Perry, Freelance Writer, Editor, Author, and Owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services http://writersinthesky.com
"Wow! So many resources! Very appropriate for marketing to librarians, who are the masters of resources. If you're wondering why you haven't gotten the library sales you've expected, spend an hour with this e-book—and have some good note-taking materials handy!"
—Shel Horowitz, book marketing copywriter/consultant and author of eight books including Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers, http://grassrootsmarketingforauthors.com
"An incredible amount of valuable information!"
—Phyllis Zimbler Miller, author and book marketer, www.CalltoActionWebsites.com
"Selling Your Book to Libraries provides all the information you’ll need to successfully launch a promotional campaign targeted to those who purchase books for libraries. Unlike many marketing books that are filled mostly with cotton-candy, all fluff and sugar, Selling Your Book to Libraries delivers the meat-and-potatoes information from the very first page. The contact information alone is well worth the price. I highly recommend it." Read the full review.
—MaAnna Stephenson, author of Just the FAQs series, www.JustTheFAQs.net
"I liked Selling Your Book to Libraries very much. I admire anyone who can explain how a library operates without having been locked up in one. Seriously, there is so much the public does not see, and often authors imagine how libraries work based on one or two examples. Thanks for writing such a needed book." See the full review and interview with Dana.
"This comprehensive, easy to understand guide is filled with practical tips for new and experienced authors, no matter what type of book they have written. It's been a big help to me in learning how to approach the library market."
—Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, Ed.D., D.D., author of CONQUER PROSTATE CANCER: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life, www.ConquerProstateCancer.com
"This ebook was well worth the money. The writing style is the right balance between 'easy to read' and 'content rich.' It's also wonderful to read an ebook which adheres to such high publishing standards."
—Brandon Royal, author of The Little Blue Reasoning Book
"Good practical advice for an author attempting to self-market his or her book."
—Brian Quinn, librarian, Texas Tech University
"Dana Smith shares her wealth of knowledge and experience in library sales in this informative book. Highly recommended."
—Rhonda Mitchell, Hoover's Business Press
"Dana has been of great help in determining how to approach libraries and her book, Selling Your Book To Libraries, is a tremendous and up-to-date resource.
—Elke Weiss, author of the children's book, Hannah and the Talking Tree