A couple years back, a friend submitted a recommendation to the Toronto Public Library for my first novel, The Forgotten Gemstone. A few weeks ago, she announced on Facebook that the request had gone through and posted the following image.
For those of you who don’t live in the Toronto area and may be wondering how to get my books into your the library where you live, the steps are as follows:
Obtain a library card to your local library, if you don’t already have one.
Either go in person to the nearest branch of your library or go online to use their request form. (In my area, the library system is called the IdeaExchange and their request page looks like this:
https://ideaexchange.org/contact/make-purchase-request.) And make sure they use Overdrive as their digital lending platform for ebooks.
Provide them with the Title and Author and the format you would like to obtain. (Be advised that my books are only available in digital format for libraries at the moment.)
Here’s a quick reference to my ebooks available through Overdrive:
The Forgotten Gemstone, ISBN: 0991982752
The Other Castle, ISBN: 0991982721
Spider Spun: A Novelette, ISBN: 1999387310
I can’t even begin to fathom the number of requests the Toronto Public Library must process over the course of a year. However, if you live in a community smaller than the city of Toronto, chances are you won’t need to wait nearly as long as my friend did.
If you have any questions about this post, please contact me.