October 09, 2019, 06:30 PM
How to Approach Libraries with Your Book
Amy Collins is the founder of Bestseller Builders and president of New Shelves Books. Collins is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. She is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and in the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers. She is a columnist for and a board member of several publishing organizations and a trusted teacher in the world of independent publishers.
With almost 10,000 libraries in the U.S. alone, there are three times as many public libraries than there are bookstores. And that's not counting school or university libraries! The opportunity to get your book into the hands of many new readers is phenomenal. And those readers often leave reviews, tell their friends about what they're reading, and purchase books as gifts. But you have to understand what libraries are looking for and make your book relevant to their needs.