This week Chester library takes possession of two copies of Exit, Pursued by a Bee.
I am registered with the Public Lending Rights folk so that in the long run I get a tiny bit of royalties when borrowers in the sample counties borrow my books. For that to work I need my books to be in those libraries.
A few friends have filled in forms or otherwise persuaded their local County libraries to buy a copy of Exit. I’ve reciprocated and filled in a reader suggestion-to-buy form in Chester for their books. If you live in Cheshire, look for Peter Tomlinson’s great fantasy books. It has always worked even though it can take 6 months for the library acquisition person to get around to ordering them. It seems very few readers go to the trouble of suggesting books for the libraries to buy so often the librarians are happy to agree.
I wonder if you would go to your main library and see if there is such a book purchase suggestion form or if not, if you can leave a note for the librarian. They’d need this info
Author: Geoff Nelder
Title: Exit, Pursued by a Bee
Published by Double Dragon Publishing Inc.
List price £10.99
Year of publication: 2008
Genre: science fiction
Availability: through Gardners and online booksellers
If you need a reason for the purchase, my friends have said such things as Geoff Nelder is a new science fiction author and the library has no copies of his books. He is a member of the BSFA and the Society of Authors.