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. We do not collect most textbooks. Books with pages designed to be filled in by the reader, or torn out are not appropriate. Because books in a public library get heavy and sometimes careless use from the public, we look for those which are sturdily bound, preferable sewn or glued. Spiral and comb bindings do not stand up well in our setting.

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). See on the left for more information on the publications and contact information.