Calling all authors support your libraries

Go talk to your local Librarian, offer your book(s) to them, ask them to either have them on display and/or give them a poster that promotes the book(s) – NOTHING VENTURED NOTHING GAINED FOLKS 😀
If YOU can’t come up with a promo poster, contact me via the Book Covers email address, send me the cover, blurb, and a short article about yourself (relating to the community you are in, to prove you are a local author).
I will try to put a poster together for you (NOTE there will be a small, but affordable fee) – and you will be able to print off as many copies as you like for your own use…

Message in from Author Susan Toy (see comments below):

I’d like to add to this that it’s a known statistic: readers who borrow books from libraries are generally also book buyers. So if authors think giving their books to libraries is counterproductive to selling books … think again! By placing your book in a library you expose it to many, many more readers. Plus librarians and libraries rock and promote literacy in the community, so it’s a great thing you do in supporting them!

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Library-poster-letter

Let’s start a movement!! If you write, donate your signed books to your local library and volunteer to read them. You get followers and future readers they get you in person.

If you have books donate them to small libraries that have so few and little money to buy more.

Get involved. Children that read get ahead. Ereaders are great but there is nothing like the adventure of going to a library and finding that perfect book. Take your kids get them a card. It is better for their minds and health.

Please reblog and share this post so we get the word out that libraries need our support. We don’t want to see a day when they are no longer there.

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12 thoughts on “Calling all authors support your libraries

  1. I also approached my regional libraries before I’d even published my book, and they were so welcoming and asked me to come and speak with several of their reading groups about being an author. Since I’ve published, the library board has bought eight copies of my book (which I didn’t know until it happened, otherwise I’d have donated them) and I’ve been asked back to do a reading and have the opportunity to sell copies of my work. I have always loved libraries anyway and think them so deserving of our support – I’ve encouraged my daughter to have a library card and we regularly visit and borrow books. And yes, we are book buyers as well, absolutely! Great idea for a movement, let’s hope it gets lots of support.

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  2. I support this movement! I have donated my children’s picture book to several of our local public and school libraries. I have been asked to be a guest author by each one of those libraries, and every experience has been outstanding. I encourage authors to email librarians a letter introducing yourself, and attach a PDF version of your book and/or a book preview trailer. One of the greatest thrills, for me, is seeing my book on the shelf of a public library. I sometimes “creep” on their online catalogs to see how many times my book has been checked out!

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  3. I’d like to add to this that it’s a known statistic: readers who borrow books from libraries are generally also book buyers. So if authors think giving their books to libraries is counterproductive to selling books … think again! By placing your book in a library you expose it to many, many more readers. Plus librarians and libraries rock and promote literacy in the community, so it’s a great thing you do in supporting them!

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