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Libraries account for 10% of the book market

According to Shelf Awareness, libraries account for 10% of book sales. Apparently what libraries choose to buy is a mystery. We should Wendy, The Super Librarian, and Devon, come talk about library sales. I know that Wendy buys for many, many libraries. Hmm. I feel an interview series coming on.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Wendy
    May 24, 2007 @ 09:32:28

    32, soon to be 33 libraries. I have the power!!! And yeah, mysteries tend to go out like gang-busters. To be fair, most anything popular that falls under a genre-label tends to circulate very well.


  2. Sybil
    May 25, 2007 @ 15:45:38

    Everyone should always be nice to wendy and whoever she is sitting with. Just saying… I think they should be nice to Devon as well.

    But super nice to wendy or you know, the people next to her. Just saying…


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