1. northernadams

    northernadams Member

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    I made the OCLC WorldCat catalog!!

    Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by northernadams, Apr 17, 2013.

    I hope I'm not committing a breach of etiquette here--some writers' boards have a horn-blowing section where users can post when they have good news, and I couldn't find that here. I can't help myself--I'm Snoopy-dancing all over my apartment.


    My book's in the library!!!

    They don't have my book's cover image on the listing yet, but I am so happy right now, I'm shaking!!


    If you want to read my book for free (let's face it--everyone in here has a book...who can afford to buy them all?) all you have to do is go to your local library's website and click on the link to request they buy a copy. It takes a while, but free is free.


    I am too excited for words!!
     
  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    what do you mean by 'in the library'?... did you donate a copy to your local library, or what?

    if 'what' then what was the process you went through to achieve this goal?
     
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    I'm assuming she means its in the library for anyone to borrow, that a publisher published it and sent it out to local libraries, like J K Rowling's first book, JK only had 16 copies released into the UK libraries but it was a start.

    Congratulations Northernadams I wish you all the best. You must be feeling so euphoriac at the moment.
     
  4. northernadams

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    Nearly all local libraries now have a website and online-searchable catalog, and they'll have a link where you can request they purchase/acquire a particular title. If anyone requests your book, the library would order it. If you're not already in the WorldCat listing, the library submits your title--at which time it's in that directory and any library in the US and Canada can order it. My local library ordered three copies. I'm feeling fabulous!
     
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    That's great news! Congratulations! I assume based on the description that this is a children's or YA book. Is that right?
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    as well you should!

    congratulations... are you doing readings and book-signings at the libarary and local bookshops?...
     
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    It's middle grade. : )
     
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    Actually, no. I'm swamped with work right now. I did inquire about it last year, just before I published it. Never followed up on it though--I'm just buried.
     

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