Understanding the Library Market
Description: We are back with our favorite library marketing guru, Amy Collins, to talk about understanding the library market and best practices for approaching libraries.
Format: Video Q&A
Level: This presentation is for all levels.
President, New Shelves Books
Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books and co-founder of Best Seller Builders, two of the best-known book sales and marketing agencies in the US. Collins is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and chain store market for small and midsized publishers. She is a columnist for and a board member of several publishing organizations and a trusted teacher in the world of independent publishers.
Mentioned in this video:
American Library Association Resources
Real Fast Library Marketing, Amy's program for learning how to market to libraries. (Affiliate Link)
Amy's book, Real Fast Writing (affiliate link)
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This is a great session. I learned so much, and it made me excited about marketing my book to libraries when the time comes. Thanks, Amy!
This one is really useful. Thank you. I hadn’t heard about MARC before and I’d asked a librarian!
Love the team energy all the speakers are portraying. It actually amazes how I have managed to do all the things Amy talks about without me having prior guidance. It is all common sense but fab advice. She is right. My first book was a huge learning curve. I probably did all the mistakes that the speakers highlight, but for some reason my book works. People I don’t know are giving great feedback. Would love a speaker to talk about how self published books work even when the rules are broken. Also would love to hear if an author’s voice get lost with Ghost writing or not?
Thanks for this! Yes, many of the self-published authors throughout talk about how they did it their own way… and there are no hard and fast rules to anything (well to some things) – but there are lots of exceptions. Thanks for that suggestion. We’ll put that as an idea for a topic!
Great content, thank you so much!
Awesome. Exactly what I needed.