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IanHere’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.…~Kateyhttp://www.livejournal.com/users/kateyschultz
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.
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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