Posted by: bluesyemre | September 19, 2014

An Author’s Best Friends: #Booksellers and #Librarians by Colleen Devine Ellis

Colleen Devine Ellis

  • Booksellers and librarians are among your best resources as an author. They are at the front-line of presenting your book to the public. People who buy and sell books for a living are your best resource as an author. They are invaluable to writers; make friends with them and you can all help one another to reach a larger audience and sell more books. You may even have some fun along the way. Booksellers influence the book-buying public through in-store displays, newsletters, recommended reading shelf talkers, and many other tools. Librarians are constantly monitoring the interests of their communities and learning about new books. Both of these groups have professional organizations and conferences that provide opportunities for authors to discuss their books to interested and engaged audiences. Both also have publications which discuss and promote books that their members recommend: Booklist for the American Library Association and IndieBound for the American Booksellers Association.

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