Friday, February 9, 2018

Nobody wants a free copy of my book?

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Okay, the title of this post is a little misleading, so let me clarify: No LIBRARY wants a free copy of my book?

Earlier this week, I sent out a newsletter to a portion of my readers. (The Booktown list.) In it, I offered a Free copy of the LARGE PRINT edition of my latest book, A Just Clause. (This edition came out in December.)  My publisher was very generous and sent me more books than I need. I would like to see them go to a library.  But only one library asked for it.

I do have some caveats when it comes to giving away these books.

They must be requested by a librarian, or a library volunteer, and they must be mailed to the library itself.

Why?  Too often readers have requested a book, given it to their library, and it never reaches the shelves. Instead, it goes in the Friends of the Library sale and sells for a quarter. Hey, this is a brand new, $32 book!

I admit it, I'm selfish. I want this hardcover book to be read by scores of people, not just one. Maybe it will find me a whole slew of new readers who will go on to read the other books in the series.  (You never know!)

So, any libraries out there who want a copy of A Just Clause in large print?

UPDATE:  All the books have been spoken for.  Thanks!

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