Friday, March 26, 2010

And now, a word from my secretary, Sandy

Hi, y'all. Ben asked me to make a list of all the public libraries in all 50 states and give details about each one: name of library, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, website address, and what special collections they contain. Also included would be advice from about a dozen librarians about how to get our books onto their shelves. His original idea was to include this information in a book he's putting together to help authors market their books. Much to his surprise, this library data totaled 278 pages! Consequently, he made it a separate book, and it's now hot off the press. It's called "The Library List" and is available through the BearManor Media website. (You'll find it listed as something like "public libraries" on the left margin.) Because the libraries' special collections are so detailed in this book, I feel it would be valuable to authors not only for marketing purposes, but also for research. There’s wonderful information to be had about our biography subjects in the libraries of their hometowns.

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