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Old 02-11-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Distributing E-Books to Public Libraries

Apologies if this duplicates an earlier thread.

I'm curious. How do e-books get entered in to the public library system for distribution to patrons? Does anyone know? Can individual authors promote their books to buying services or is it all handled somewhere out of reach of the individual author? Seems like a huge market, just haven't a clue if there is anything I can do to promote my book in that arena. Any input welcomed.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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Almost all libraries seem to use the overdrive system from the overdrive company in Ohio.

http://www.overdrive.com/Solutions/Publishers/

I assume whichever publisher owns the electronic rights just fills in the publisher application and can then load their books into the overdrive library.

However even with the books theoretically available you would be reliant on some librarian deciding to buy a copy to stock in their digital library collection. So far looking at the libraries using overdrive few of them have a comprehensive collection of even Dick Francis or John Grisham, just a few piecemeal examples. So I wouldn't neccessarily get your hopes up. But of course you can't win if you don't play...

Also in the United Kingdom, until they formalise the legislation, there are no royalties on librarly e-book lending. Though no doubt they will come.

Not that I know anything about this in practice...
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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Thanks. That is very helpful. Gives me a couple of things to do.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:07 AM   #4
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Overdrive

Yes Overdrive does sell to libraries and a number of other outlets.

Their system is a bit on the clunky side IMO.

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Almost all libraries seem to use the overdrive system from the overdrive company in Ohio.

http://www.overdrive.com/Solutions/Publishers/
Whoa! They're located about 8 miles from my house! I had no idea! No wonder my local library has a decent selection of ebooks.
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Publishers are now trying to restrict libraries from buying and offering ebooks.

http://librarianbyday.net/2011/02/25...ant-step-back/

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small publishers

And small publishers will be laughing all the way to the bank. The big publishers just seem to want to fail at this point.

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