How to get your book into libraries

How To Get Your Books into Libraries

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US libraries spend hundreds of millions on new materials like books every single year. If you're not with a publisher and you aren't listed with a wholesaler, how can you convince librarians that your book is worth stocking?

Book distribution expert Amy Collins has helped countless authors sell their books into libraries across North America. In this course, you'll discover the immense potential of getting your book stocked in a single branch and learn how self-publishing authors can effectively pitch to librarians.

What you'll learn in this course

  • Why libraries should be one of your top priorities 
  • What librarians look for when buying books
  • How to get your titles listed with wholesalers
  • How to sell librarians on both you and your book
  • What to do once the library says 'yes'

Students can only enroll in one class at a time. If you’re currently taking a course, please wait until it has finished before signing up for a new one.


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Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the best-known book sales and marketing agencies in the US. In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 million books in to the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and mid-sized publishers. Click here for a free ebook copy of her book, The Write Way.

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