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Selling Books To Libraries

From the beginning of my career as a book reviewer and as the editor-in-chief of the Midwest Book Review I was interested in helping authors and small presses market their books to community libraries. For a number of years I was privileged to served as a Library Acquisitions Consultant for Wisconsin's South-Central region. With this professional background I frequently receive requests for advice from writers and publishers on the subject of selling books to libraries. I'm always happy to oblige and here is what I recommend on the subject:

1. Here is a link to a comprehensive list of online resources and instructional information about selling books to libraries:

2. Here is how to build up a list of libraries to market books too using a search technique that works with DuckDuckGo, Google, or any search engine:

Type the name of a city and then the + sign into the search block. For example:

Madison, Wisconsin + Libraries gets you:

You can do the same thing on a state level:

Wisconsin + Libraries get you:

You can do the same thing for specialized libraries:

Museum Libraries + Wisconsin gets you:


Corporate Libraries + Wisconsin gets you:

So you don't need to hire expensive professionals to create a marketing database for libraries in this day and age of internet searches. All you need is time and access to Google!

Jim Cox
Midwest Book Review

James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive
Oregon, WI 53575-1129
phone: 1-608-835-7937

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