Public libraries represent a promisingsales opportunity for self-published e-book
authors. There are more than 9,000
public libraries in the U.S. A 2015
survey by Library Journal found
that 94% of public libraries offer
e-book checkouts and 39% of libraries either purchased or planned
to purchase self-published e-books.
The indie author’s opportunity
is to tailor his or her marketing
to reach librarians when, where,
and how they want to be reached.
Librarians use multiple levels
of curation. In addition to their own
reading, they consider trade journal reviews, publisher or author
reputation, patron requests,
national bestseller lists, and
recommendations from fellow
When librarians add self-published e-books to their collections,
they shoulder more of the curation responsibility. Self-published
books typically haven’t survived
the agent/publisher gauntlet of
traditional gatekeeping—a form
of vetting that librarians appreciate—and they typically don’t
come with the same number of
reviews. This may explain why
61% of the librarians at the time
of Library Journal’s survey had
not purchased or were not planning to purchase self-published
How to Market Self-Published
E-books to Libraries
These five tips will help indie authors get
e-books into library collections
BY MARK COKER
Luke is almost a teenager when he
makes a decision that will change
everything. He decides to get his
very own dog.
When the extraordinary Bernese
mountain dog arrives, Luke
discovers his dog has a few
troubles, just like he does.
But will Luke be able to save his
dog from a huge mistake?
A fast paced, coming of age
story about friendship, loyalty,
& family. Written in the style
of a teenage diary.
The Boy Who Got A Bernese
Mountain Dog is a debut novel by
THE BOY WHO
GOT A BERNESE
The Boy Who Got A Bernese Mountain Dog
Brook Ardon, Author
Cello Publishing Company, Paperback $18.99 (95)
ISBN 13: 978-1-5399-0844-9
A uplifting story about friendship, family and the unbreakable bonds
between a teenager and his dog. Luke decides to get his very own dog:
it's a decision that will change everything! But when the extraordinary
Bernese mountain dog arrives, Luke realizes his dog has a few
troubles, just like he does. Luke writes a diary to keep track of his wild
days growing up, and all the wild things his dog does. Can Luke master
obedience classes and high school? Will he be able to save his dog from
a huge mistake?
Ages 10 and up.
Categories: Fiction / Action & Adventure / Pets: Dog.
LemonadeMoney is a imprint & trademark of Cello Publishing Company Ltd. Hong Kong.