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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:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22selling+to+libraries%22&t=h_&ia=web

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:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Madison%2C+Wisconsin+%2B+Libraries&t=h_&ia=web

You can do the same thing on a state level:

Wisconsin + Libraries get you:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Wisconsin+%2B+Libraries&t=h_&ia=web

You can do the same thing for specialized libraries:

Museum Libraries + Wisconsin gets you:

href="https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Museum+Libraries+%2B+Wisconsin&t=h_&ia=web&ulexp=

Corporate Libraries + Wisconsin gets you:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Corporate+Libraries+%2B+Wisconsin&t=h_&ia=web

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
Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
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Oregon, WI 53575-1129
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