Wait, we’re already shelved?
Brad’s out hiding Easter eggs (okay, he said he was out in the field doing army things. But I have my suspicions. If your Easter egg comes in OD green with “front toward enemy…”), and I’m waiting on a root canal tomorrow morning, so instead of a long article about how to get your book into libraries, I’m going to give you the link that started it all:
Yes, you can search for your favourite indie (and trad!) authors, to see what libraries they’re in. (You do have to put a zip or postal code into the search, though. Any zip or postal code, not necessarily your own.)
It’s not completely comprehensive – I know Peter’s in a few more libraries than mentioned here, because our own tiny town library isn’t mentioned, and I found this link after being told that a friend’s sister down near Lubbock noticed Peter’s westerns in her small-town library. (The librarians were very happy to find new westerns!) But it’s pretty cool.
To all those wonderful fans and readers who agitate to get our books into libraries so others can enjoy the stories, and to all the librarians who shelve us – you’re awesome! Thank you!