Marketing & Promotion
Library Book Clubs
On the blog today, Doubleday author Meg Mitchell Moore shared pics from a library book club event she did in Reading, Massachusetts. That got me thinking that I have no idea what kind of book club events *my* local library does.
What about you? Do you take part in writer events at your library? Is that something you'll seek out as you widen your audience?
My small town library can't compete with the cultural draw of the big city an hour away. Local writers' events are sparsely attended, I go to most of them to talk to local authors and to buy their books. When my novel is in print, I may have a release at the library. People will come for the wine, cheese and chocolate, and some will stay for a reading.
A friend traveled the region for readings and signings of his books, which were held in local libraries, and didn't mind if he sold only a few copies at each. He said it was important to be out in the public, and that one book sold might lead by word of mouth to others.