In this solo episode Mark talks about how authors can get their books into libraries in print, eBook and audiobook format.
He covers the topic by discussing the triple A’s of: AVAILABILITY, AWARENESS, and ACQUISITION.
Prior to the main topic of this episode, Mark shares a word about the episode’s sponsor Findaway Voices, which is suitably, all about how they can help authors get their audiobooks into libraries.
Mark then shares a few comments from recent episodes as well as a personal update that includes two of his non-fiction books about writing and publishing being included in a new NaNoWriMo themed Storybundle.
In his discussion of libraries, Mark talks about the following:
- Ways that authors can get their books in to libraries in print, audio and eBook format
- Questions that traditionally published authors should ask their publisher in relation to distribution to libraries
- The difference within POD and returns as it pertains to the library buyers (as opposed to bookstore buyers)
- Why he calls Amazon’s KDP Print’s “extended distribution” option “pretended distribution”
- OverDrive and how they sell to library systems – including a talk about how authors can use OverDrive.com to find their books and libraries
- Online resources to help writers easily find library websites
- The differences between the licensing model for selling digital assets (like eBooks and audiobooks) to libraries: OCOU (One Copy, One User) and CPC (Cost Per Checkout)
- Three important people to contact at the library when reaching out to them
- The value of getting to know the local public library and being familiar with it
- Why authors should consider the value that they are able to offer and bring to a particular library
- The value of the Public Lending Right program in Canada and 29 other countries around the world to help authors with additional revenue opportunities
- And more…
Links of Interest:
- Episode 97 – Ten Tips for Marketing and Making Money off Your Short Fiction
- Episode 87 – You, Your Book, and Bookstores
- Mark’s thriller Evasion on Wattpad
- Universal Book Link for Evasion
- Lib Web (Over 8000 pages from libraries in 146 countries)
- Patreon Video walk-thru of OverDrive
- Findaway Voices
- Patreon for Stark Reflections