[Libs-Or] Any ideas for marketing a self-published book?

Dale Vidmar vidmar at sou.edu
Mon Jan 4 18:30:17 PST 2016

Amazon's CreateSpace has a good marketing site called Marketing Central:


Dale Vidmar
Information Literacy and Instruction Librarian/Distance Education
Education, Communication, Nursing, Health, Physical Education, &
Leadership Librarian
Digital Media Gallery Venue Coordinator
Hannon Library
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
vidmar at sou.edu

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On Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 4:46 PM, Amy Blossom <ablossom at jcls.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> Midge Raymond, a publisher, Ashland Creek Press, who lives in Ashland, has
> written a book called Everyday Book Marketing.  It's for people who aren't
> sure how to promote their work.  I think it's been helpful to people and
> she does have a section on promoting to libraries.
> *Amy Blossom, Public Services Librarian and*
> *Ashland Branch Library Manager*
> *Jackson County Library Services*
> *ablossom at jcls.org <ablossom at jcls.org>*
> *541 774-6987 <541%20774-6987>*
> *Learn. Connect.  Grow.*
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Clay <kclay at eou.edu>
> To: "libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us" <libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
> >
> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 16:37:45 -0800
> Subject: [Libs-Or] Any ideas for marketing a self-published book?
> Hi Oregon Librarians -
> I have a colleague who has just self-published a kids book, which his
> daughter illustrated. The book is a little bit unusual, but very clever.
> He's asking me for ideas on how to best market it. Does anyone have any
> ideas on this?  I have no experience with book promotion.
> I don't want to co-opt this listserv with advertising, but I will include
> the URL for the book here in case anyone is interested in checking it out
> further (or purchasing a copy for their library!):
> www.thetreetalksback.com
> thanks,
> Karen
> --
> Karen Clay
> Library Director
> Eastern Oregon University
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