I love libraries. Seriously. One of the best parts of being traditionally published is seeing my books show up in libraries all over the country.
My first experience with a library was probably first or second grade. A friend’s mom took us to the public library in my small town. They signed me up for my own library card and I was off and running. On my first visit, I checked out three books. On my second visit, I think I checked out close to twenty. I struggled to carry them all, and read every book within a week.
Later this summer, I’ll be visiting my childhood library again, this time as an author talking with teens.
As an adult, I’m still a huge library fan. I could say it’s because I love books so much, but it’s more likely because I’m cheap. Public libraries are such an awesome free service. I get movies, TV shows on DVD, music CDs, and, of course, lots of books.
Some writers, and I’m sure publishers, want everyone to buy their book. I suppose I should be shouting that from the rooftops, too, but I’m not. If your library system carries my book, check it out! And if they don’t, ask for it!
Most libraries listen to their patrons and order requested books. My library has over sixty libraries in its network. If my library doesn’t have the book I want, another one probably does. The system ships the book to my local library at no charge.
So if you don’t have a library card, go get one! And if you’re cheap like me, you’ll enjoy a world of free entertainment.
To request a copy of Royally Lost to be ordered for your library, here’s the info you may need.
Title: Royally Lost
Author: Angie Stanton
Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today. I hope everyone enjoys reading Royally Lost as much as I enjoyed writing it.