Distributing Self-Pub books via Little Free Libraries and the like?

I was thinking the other day (while passing the Friends of the Library book sale building), that many people advise getting your book out there by donating it to libraries, which is problematic – library donations often just end up at book sales like that (and then sometimes in dumpsters from there); libraries have limited space and the books they keep on their shelves are curated, and so on. There is a five-post guest article on this in my archives – http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/tag/info:+library and scroll down a couple posts – by eseme.


Little Free Libraries have none of that, including a budget. If you had a map of their libraries in your area and a stack of your books, you could seed them throughout the area. Road trip and slide ’em in on the way. Like very map-based suburban/urban geocaching? “Oh, we’re going to be in boston, let’s check out their little free libraries while we’re there.”

…I need a book to drop off at the local LFL.

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          • Yes, you apparently print barcodes, put them in your books, and then can scan them into the Bookcrossing site. You then get to say where you left it, and people who find it, if they go to the site with the barcode, can enter it and say where they left it… The idea is that you get to see where it travels. Of course, if someone keeps it…. but people leave books in Cafes and other such places and then see where they go. I believe that is the idea of Bookcrossing.

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