Ever wonder how to get your children’s books into your local library? Well, find out how by learning the process from a community librarian that shares what you need to know about building relationships and using reviews to get your children’s books listed.
Welcome to the Children’s Book Marketing Podcast, where we dive into the world of marketing and promotion for children’s books. In Season 2, Episode 20, join me as I interview Mr. John Light, a dedicated youth librarian who strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for parents and students at his branch in Savannah, Georgia. Through his passion for literature and education, Mr. John is committed to fostering a love for reading and learning in the youth at his library.
In this episode, go behind the scenes to glance at your local librarian’s day-to-day responsibilities, and how important representation of diverse and inclusive books are for community librarians. Plus, learn the #1 question that librarians ask about self-published children’s books before adding them into the system, and how building a relationship with your local librarian may open your children’s books for consideration by a wider network of state-wide libraries.
Want to know what to ask friends and family that may help your local library inquire about your children’s books? Listen to this episode to gain the insight and more so that you can begin partnering with your local librarians to get your books seen by more readers.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Connect with Community Librarian, Mr. John Light on Instagram
- Connect with School Librarian, KC Boyd, on Instagram
- Connect with Community Librarian, Richard Ashby & Literacy Nation on Instagram
- Request a paid book review from Kirkus Review
- Buy Mr. John’s books online
- Connect With More Librarians Using Social Media Marketing Made Easy
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