In search of ways to get my book, Dalliance: A Collection of Poetry and Prose into the hands of more readers I visited the library to ascertain whether they would add it to their shelves. To my delight a librarian confirmed the library would be pleased to accept my book. Its wonderful to know that Dalliance is available for the residents of Norwood to enjoy.
I read an article that contained useful advice on getting a self published book into a library. The article mentioned the importance of specifying that you wish your book to be added to the library’s stock rather than sold. This is good advice and I asked the librarian to add Dalliance to the library’s shelves rather than selling it. My experience diverged from the advice contained in the article in the following manner. The article refers to many libraries requiring more than one copy of a book. I offered the Upper Norwood Joint Library 2 copies of Dalliance. However, the librarian politely advised me that it is their policy to only accept 1 copy of a book.
On my next visit to the city of my birth, Liverpool I will make a point of popping into Liverpool’s central library and donating a copy of my work.