How Library Distribution Works for Indie Authors – by AskALLi Team…

on Self Publishing Advice:

We all know that having our books in a library is a good thing. More readers, a segment of readership we don’t always reach, and, in some territories,  income. But how do you get your books into a library and how does their distribution system work? These are questions we answer today in this post about how library distribution works for indie authors.

Do you think libraries don’t buy books from self-published authors? Think again. In a 2016 survey conducted by US-based publishing service New Shelves Books, 92 percent of librarians reported that they regularly purchase from self-published authors and small presses.

Clearly, librarians are buying self-published books that fit their acquisition guidelines. And libraries are full of avid readers.

If you want to get your books into libraries, the first thing you need to know is that libraries don’t buy directly from publishers or authors, but from distributors. So your first step is to get your book into a library vendor catalog, by uploading your titles to the right book distributor.

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