Okanagan Regional Library will consider purchasing works by self-published or local authors and creators.
Preference is given when:
Inclusion of the work in our collection is subject to the Selection Criteria in our Materials policy (PDF, page 32).
What publicity are you doing to let people know about your book?
Will potential readers be able to discover your book through traditional media (newspaper article, radio, etc) or social media?
Creators have a crucial responsibility to promote their works, and while the library can highlight local and self-published works through booklists and displays, if people don’t know about your book, they aren’t going to ask for it or seek it out.
Here are some suggestions on how creators can get their works reviewed
The Indie Author's Guide to Free Reviews (Publishers Weekly)
Get Reviewed (Booklist Online)
Quill & Quire FAQs
If the library decides to purchase and add a work to the collection:
Promotional materials can be directed to the Head of Collection Development or the Head of Youth Services, go to Contact Us for contact information.
Library staff will not reply to phone or email solicitations, unless asking for more information about the work, or with ordering/invoicing questions.