It’s just a small opening, and it’s in California, but the news is good from DBW this morning.
Some California library systems buying from Smashwords
Coker seems to have the knack of being in the right place. That’s the main thing that keeps me in his world of restricted design capabilities. Getting two library systems to spring for $30,000 to buy Smashwords 10,000 best sellers looks really good. It remains to be seen if this builds into a trend.
The article below, What’s the Problem with Self-Publishing, has some real insight on the issues libraries have with our books. Regardless, you need to be very popular for a library even look at your stuff, in most cases.
The good news is that movement in that direction is beginning. The Big 6 remain in trouble.
- What’s the Problem with Self-Publishing? (lj.libraryjournal.com)
- “How Libraries Can Launch Community Publishing Initiatives with Self-Published Ebooks” (nfaa.wordpress.com)