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Library to Send Chapters Via Email to Patrons

The Botetourt Public Library system is offering library books (presumably digital ones) via email in serial fashion.  A chapter a day is sent to your email just by signing up at  It's a way for the library system to engage it's readership. I think it's a great idea and wish my library would offer it.  (BTW, that's in Virginia if you are wondering).

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and 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. cb
    Sep 16, 2008 @ 21:08:31

    This service has been around for awhile — each day for 5 days you receive an excerpt of the week’s book in your email. You get to choose your preferred genre. It usually amounts to the first 2 or 3 chapters, not the full book. The idea is that if you like the book you’ll then either purchase it or pick it up from the library.

    The website is . I don’t think they strictly require that one is affiliated with a library, though I’m sure they prefer it.

  2. Moira Reid
    Sep 23, 2008 @ 03:45:35

    Yeah, I know that spot. I live about 20 miles from there. Matter of fact, the company I used to work for made that sign in the photograph. :-)

    They have a heck of a book on CD collection, too. Read many, many books that way. Come on out to Virginia!!

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