Even in this digital age of publishing, libraries continue to be attractive outlets for both authors and readers.
After all, many booklovers still prefer going to the library to study, relax, and look for the latest releases from
their favorite 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 customized sales kit, AuthorHouse has finally made it easier for authors to reach out,
professionally and efficiently, to libraries across the country. The Library Focus Service includes:
- A customized sales kit to be used in pitching your book to the Collection Development
Departments and Acquisition Librarians of 25 public libraries nationwide (with a focus on your local area or state)
for three months
- A single-slot print ad in Baker and Taylor’s Forecast Catalog
- A single-slot print ad in the quarterly publication of ForeWord Magazine
- A gallery display and catalog listing at the ALA Annual or Midwinter Conference
- The Bookstore Returnability Program 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, boasts a subscriber base of 45,000
librarians and 15,000 retailers. 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, and helps them get to know future bestsellers and other noteworthy titles so
they 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 company)
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 country. 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.
Watch the video below to learn more about how you can benefit from this service.
*You also have the option to extend the campaign by adding 25 more public library systems. Please contact your
Marketing Consultant for more details.
Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Other restrictions may also apply.
In order for us to guarantee that at least two libraries 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.
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 libraries will stock a test copy.
Please note that your book must already be available for sale before the campaign starts.