4 thoughts on “Packing them in”

  1. Ian
    Here’s what I’ve done for my friends here in the States in the past: I go to sev­er­al pub­lic lib­rar­ies (in dif­fer­ent counties or ones that are not con­nec­ted to each oth­er via inter­lib­rary loan) and request the book. In most cases, the lib­rary will pur­chase the book, and stock it for all the pub­lic to see for almost the rest of time. Just a thoughts.…
    ~Katey
    http://www.livejournal.com/users/kateyschultz

  2. I run a club for inde­pend­ent writers. We tried that order­ing the book idea. A mem­ber in Manchester ordered my book from Manchester Central Library and I ordered hers in my loc­al lib­rary on the south coast. They are both small press but cur­rent and avail­able, both depos­ited at the leg­al depos­it agen­cies as they should be. I had to argue for some time that the book actu­ally exis­ted even after I’d giv­en them pub­lish­er, ISBN etc. Anyway, even­tu­ally they put in the order. It was last sum­mer. Neither of us have heard any­thing yet.

  3. Thanks for your com­ment, Kay. The lib­rary thing has worked for me in Exeter (and anoth­er lib­rary in Cornwall, I think) — they seemed pretty happy to stock it. Perhaps try­ing to order the book, the lib­rary cus­tom­er should pre­tend they don’t know you and just ask about ‘this book I’ve heard of’. You nev­er know.

    Best of luck!
    Ian

  4. Thanks for your com­ment, Kay. The lib­rary thing has worked for me in Exeter (and anoth­er lib­rary in Cornwall, I think) — they seemed pretty happy to stock it. Perhaps try­ing to order the book, the lib­rary cus­tom­er should pre­tend they don’t know you and just ask about ‘this book I’ve heard of’. You nev­er know.

    Best of luck!
    Ian

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