by Erica Verrillo on Published to Death site:
According to the American Library Association there are nearly 120,000 libraries in the United States.
If you are considering self-publishing, that number should make you salivate.
Libraries are not only a huge market, they are frequently an untapped one for self-publishers.
Unfortunately, libraries usually order books from their own distributors, which means approaching them directly to purchase your self-published book may be an uphill battle.
Don’t despair. Self-published authors have several options for getting their books into libraries.