iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

How can self-published authors get their books into libraries in the US? In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews a librarian from the Sparta Library to answer that very question.

One super cool thing about this interview is that David Costa from the Sparta Library looks into the library’s database to see what indie authors’ books he can access. (Therefore, seeing which publishing platforms actually get books into libraries!)⁠

HUGE thanks to Jessi Elliott, Kennedy Fox, MK Williams, Nour Zikra, and Savannah J Goins for sharing an inside look into their books and publishing process. ⁠

 

 

ABOUT THE SPARTA LIBRARY

Founded in 1841, the Sparta Public Library Association consisted of seventeen members with a yearly budget of $36.50, charged fines of 2 cents per day, and provided 14 periodicals. Services have been expanded over the years to meet the needs of the diversified and growing population of the township. Sparta Public Library now offers up-to-date automated services in addition to over 60,000 books, books on tape, books on CD, music CDs, DVDs, graphic novels, and downloadable audiobooks. They also offer children’s programs, computerized reference sources, remote access to the library’s databases and catalog, plus 11 computers with Internet access, and wi-fi “hot spot” in the library.

 

INDIE AUTHORS WHOSE BOOKS WERE FEATURED

Thank you to the following authors who shared inside looks into the publication of their books!

JESSI ELLIOT, author of Twisted Fate

KENNEDY FOX, co-author duo of Truly Mine

MK WILLIAMS, author of The Infinite-Infinite

NOUR ZIKRA, author of Divinity Falling

SAVANNAH J. GOINS, author of The Gwythienian

 

SOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO