by @Annie Daylon
I had no idea that indie authors could apply to have books purchased by libraries. When the illustrator of my picture book mentioned it, I delved into research. When Stephanie Hopkins of IndieBRAG asked me to share my journey on their blog, I jumped at the chance.
Here’s a snippet:
At my local library, I spoke with the community librarian who gave me the contact information for the acquisitions librarian.
In my application email to acquisitions, I included:
a brief bio;
cover images of available titles (linked to Amazon);
website link; and
When a couple of weeks passed with no response, I emailed again.
Still no reply.
ATT: Canadian Authors>>> Did you know that you can be compensated for having your books in (purchased by) Canadian Libraries? Check my next blog post (July 11, 2016) for details!
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Many thanks to Stephanie Hopkins, BRAG Medallion, and the Fraser Valley Regional Library System!
My best to you,