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Friday, February 17, 2012
ARCs and Galley Sheets
Encourage, ask, beg your publisher to send ARCs or galley proofs of your new novel or non-fiction book to publications that are read by librarians, such as Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus and Library Journal. Solid quality trade paperbacks and hardbacks are the most desirable, and copies should be sent in 2 to 3 months in advance of publication. Libraries will usually purchase two copies, and with the thousands of libraries in the US, the sale can be quite substantial.