Booklisting

    Booklisting

    Booklisting is getting your book on a list that readers notice.
    There are all kinds of book lists out there–award-winners,
    bestsellers, genre favorites, summer reading, librarian picks and many more.

    If you are aiming your book for a list, it’s important to know where
    the list is finding its titles. You may think that mailing your book
    to the list keeper with a cover letter will get your title considered, but you usually have to dig deeper than that.

    The TAYSHAS list is a great example. The Texas Library Association has a subgroup that publishes a list from which YA librarians make recommendations. A title doesn’t get on the list when a publisher ships a review copy to the TAYSHAS Committee. Rather, the book must be reviewed by a specific set of review services that the Committee monitors.

    The first thing to do if you want your book on a list, is to resolve to be patient. Even if you already know which list you want your title on, it can a year or more to get on that list.

    In summary:
    1. Target a list that your book qualifies for
    2. Find out how titles are considered for the list
    3. Perform the actions that will get your title considered for the list

    – Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist

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