Even in this digital age of publishing, libraries continue to be attractive outlets for both authors and readers.
After all, many book lovers still prefer going to the library to study, relax, and look for the latest releases from
their favourite authors. Unfortunately, convincing libraries to stock self-published titles on their shelves has been
a challenge for most authors.
Now, you can promote your book to public libraries through the AuthorHouse Library Focus Service!
Through a strategic combination of print ads in two publishing-related publications, a gallery display at the ALA
Book Exhibit, and a customised sales kit, AuthorHouse has finally made it easier for authors to reach out,
professionally and efficiently, to libraries across the United States. The Library Focus Service includes:
- Your book, pitched to the Collection Development Departments and Acquisition Librarians of 25 public libraries across the US (with focus on
a specific area or state) over the span of three months, using a customised sales kit
- A single-slot print ad in Baker and Taylor’s Forecast Catalog
- A single-slot print ad in the quarterly publication ForeWord Magazine
- A gallery display and catalogue listing at the ALA Annual or Midwinter
- The Booksellers Return Programme for 12 months
- A guarantee that at least 2 of the libraries will agree to test your book
About Forecast Catalog
The most widely circulated monthly publication of Baker & Taylor, Forecast Catalog boasts a subscriber base of
45,000 librarians and 15,000 retailers in the US. It primarily promotes new and forthcoming adult hardcover, trade
and mass-market paperback, and spoken-word audio titles. This magazine enables publishers to reach out to bookstore
owners, libraries, retailers and wholesalers. By getting to know future bestsellers and other noteworthy titles,
booksellers can make well-informed buying decisions. Your title information will be featured on a separate
catalogue-style ad mailed with Forecast Magazine along with a select group of Author Solutions (AuthorHouse's parent
About ForeWord Magazine
One of the most reputable publications in the industry, ForeWord is a bimonthly magazine with a readership of more
than 30,000 librarians and booksellers – including 1,100 American Bookseller Association members—all of
whom make buying decisions and reader recommendations that affect the reading habits of millions of patrons and
consumers. It is carried in all Books-A-Million bookstores, select Barnes & Noble stores, and independent
bookstores across the US. Founded in 1998, it is still the only magazine showcasing critical reviews and title trends
exclusively from the expanding independent publishing market.
About American Library Association – Annual
Exhibitors, first-timers, employers, presenters, and the media all come together at this annual event. Over the
course of four days, your book will have ample opportunities to be promoted among industry enthusiasts.
About American Library Association – Midwinter
ALA’s Annual Conference boasts a significant entourage of A-list authors: Jane Fonda, Stan Lee, and
Oliver Stone to name a few.
In order for us to guarantee that at least two bookstores/retailers will test your book, we may recommend that
you allow our professional designers to make your book cover more acceptable to retailers at no extra cost. Retailers
also prefer books that have been professionally copyedited. Make sure your book is retail-ready with these editorial
Your book’s official publication date must not be more than two (2) years ago; alternately, you or your book
must have received recognition in any form (an award, a 5-star review, or media coverage) in the last 24 months. If
your book does not meet these criteria, we cannot guarantee that the bookstores/book retailers will stock a test
Your book must already be available for sale before the campaign starts.