Why aren’t my books in the library?
Do I need to walk in there and request them?
Actually, I think so.
Just a quick side note: I actually really don’t know why my books aren’t in the library. I also don’t know how the process works. But that’s why I write posts with questions: so I–or someone else–can answer them.
OK, fine, I don’t really know how it all works. I do know that I’ve distributed my books through:
- Ingram Spark
- Findaway Voices
and that my books are in:
- Overdrive (see screenshot below)
- Uh … elsewhere?
But not in:
So what do I do to get it to the point where a library patron can search for my book and it’s there? Ideally in ebook, print, and audiobook?
Good news Bradley (speaking just for audiobooks here)! Findaway Voices will soon be able to send your audiobooks to hoopla, we announced it earlier this month and are working on the technical integration now: https://medium.com/findaway-voices/distribution-update-may-2018-b07b88efaa60
We already can distribute your audiobook to these other library partners: 3LeafGroup, Baker & Taylor, Biblioteca, EBSCO, Follett, Mackin, Odilo, Overdrive, Perma-Bound, and Wheelers (though not all of those partners have publicly-searchable catalogs, some are accessible only by librarians).
Hope you get a $14.38 (or more) payout soon from a library partner you’ve never heard of. 😉
This is exactly why I look to Findaway Voices for the future. I don’t know HOW to do these things, I just know that I should be doing these things. Then you guys come along and actually make them happen. Thanks, Will! #done