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Kurt Allen Fisher

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KDP Ebook copy to local libraries
Posted: Dec 2, 2017 2:20 AM
 
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I have written a local history book that I plan to distribute through KDP. But I would also like to distribute some ebook copies to my local libraries so they can lend them out like physical books. Can this be done through KDP?
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No, it's done through Overdrive. I think you have to have 25 books before they'll sign you on. (Draft2Digital also distributes through Overdrive.) Then the library must buy the book. And few local libraries actually have a digital collection, unless they're big cities. In my state, for example, it's a consortium managed by the state library. (And they do have a lot of local interest books, but in a national series.)

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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