HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK TO OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES

OC Public Libraries actively seeks books that are written and/or published locally. We are especially interested in those about Southern California. As a public library we select books whose content is written for the general reader rather than for the specialist or practitioner.  

The best way to bring your book to our attention is through reviews. A positive review in one or more of the library review journals, such as Library Journal, School Library Journal (for children's books), Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, or in the LA Times Sunday book review section will give your book an excellent chance of being bought by OC Public Libraries (and other public libraries as well).

If you want to submit online, click on the link below and add review links in the comments section.

http://web.ocpl.org/n/RequestAPurchase/#/

To submit by mail, send title and reviews here:

OCPL HQ, Evaluators
1501 E. St. Andrew PI.
Santa Ana, CA. 92705-4930

MARKETING CONTACTS:

Small Press Publishers/Vendors:

Quality Books
1003 W. Pines Road
Oregon, IL 61061-9680
www.quality-books.com/marketing
800-323-4241

Unique Books
5010 Kemper Ave.
St. Louis, MO 62139
www.uniquebooksinc.com
800-533-5446

HOW TO SUBMIT A BOOK FOR A REVIEW:

Booklist /American Library Association

50 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
http://www.ala.org/offices/booklist/insidebooklist/booklistproc/proceduressubmitting
800-545-2433

Kirkus
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/about/submission-guidlines/

Library Journal
Book Review Editor
123 William St., Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/about/submitting-titles-for-review/

Publisher's Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/corp/submissionguidelines.htm