Tip of the Day: Go eat a cookie/ice cream sandwich. Why? Because they're yummy and one won't kill you. ;)
For a while now, I've been trying to figure out how to get my ebooks into libraries. Overdrive won't have me. Smashwords is starting a system, but it's taking a long time to get it up and running, much less get more than a handful of libraries to join.
I even asked A2A girl Deena how I can give my ebooks to libraries. Yeah, you heard me right - give. For free.
Look, I love libraries. My mom has been a library aide since I was in 2nd grade. I've worked in libraries. I'm a lifetime member of my local Friends of the Library. I volunteer at my library a few hours every month. I'm going to two state library conferences in October.
I <3 LIBRARIES.
So if any libraries out there want my ebooks, they can have them for free. No DRM. Unlimited checkouts.
I thought I was the only one, until Joe Konrath posted about this yesterday. He wants to sell his ebooks for $3.99. Big whoop. I think any library can handle $3.99 for an ebook that they can keep in circulation forever.
I'm going to continue to pursue this. I might contact the library Joe referenced in his blog post. I plan to talk with more librarians this fall and find out how I can help them build their ebook collections. The big pubs are snubbing libraries - forcing them to buy super-expensive ebooks with limited checkouts. Some big pubs have even severed their relationship with Overdrive.
So, if any librarians are out there and want free copies of my ebooks, let me know. They're yours. Forever.
(Oh, and if you're a reader of my books, my latest novel, The Sundering, dropped last night on Amazon. The other sites should have it soon too.)
Megg, Miss Enchanted ePubber