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Working with Public Libraries: A Guide for Authors (Part Two of Two)

In part one, we looked at book signings and other programs. But how do you pitch your program to a library? Showcases: Some state and regional library associations run performer showcases, where local authors and performers who wish to present in libraries can share a brief taste of their programs (usually 10-15 minutes). Participating in a showcase is a great way to put your presentation in front of lots of librarian eyeballs (and sometimes school […]

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Working with Public Libraries: A Guide for Authors (Part One of Two)

I’ve been lucky to experience public libraries from both sides of the reference desk: as a Children’s Services Supervisor at Carroll County (MD) Public Library (where I still work as a substitute), and also for thirteen years as an American Sign Language storyteller performing in libraries up and down the East Coast. As I gear up to promote my YA debut Sword and Verse (HarperTeen, January 19, 2016), I’m putting everything I’ve learned to good […]

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ALA Wrap Up, Conference Tips & Book Giveaway

We had a blast at our first American Library Association (ALA) conference, and we thought it’d be fun to give some tips for people who wondered if this conference was for them. For librarians, ALA annual is the BIG Library Conference of the year, full of everything from the World of Manga to Educating with Robots. Stacey: With a book recently out, I attended as a signing author, as well as a panelist for the […]

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Guest Post: A Day in the Life of a School Librarian

Tuesday 24th March, 2015 5.00 a.m. My alarm blares. I roll over and fall back to sleep. 5.10 a.m. My alarm goes off again. My fiance, Neil, mutters for me to turn the blasted thing off. I scramble for my phone and knock it off the bedside table. Forcing myself onto the floor to feel for it in the dark, its shrieking stops just as I grab it. Sod’s law. I consider climbing back into […]

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Pay It Forward: Teachers/librarians that Inspired You

Hi guys! For those who didn’t catch our Monday and Tuesday posts this week, we are doing a week of paying forward the many blessings we at Pub(lishing) Crawl have had. A week of talking about who and what we’re grateful for—and a week of giving back. This all came about after we heard about a book called Poison by Bridget Zinn. We are all so incredibly inspired and moved by her story—and by what her […]

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