With the recent release of MADNESS AND MURDER, I’ve tried as many ways to market my book as I can think of, using both the internet and shank’s pony (on foot). I live in a small village, with a small library currently undergoing construction. I wondered if such a small library would even buy e-books. Nevertheless, I went in, approached an assistant, and told her about my book, and my second novel, scheduled for release next year. Not only was I met with enthusiasm (small towns/villages love to support local authors), I learned the libraries can help in many ways to further my marketing efforts. My library now has my marketing materials proudly displayed, they DO buy e-books, and they network with the County to support local authors and help them set up events, appearances, signings etc. My local library took an extra handful of my materials to send to their contacts at the County. Libraries, no matter how small, are a fantastic resource for marketing your books, and they love to help authors. Every town/village I visit, I scope out the library, go inside, and chat with the assistants about my book(s). They love talking books as much as we do – that’s why they’re librarians. Use them. They are well worth your time.
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