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Comments for League of Comics Librarians http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com Where Dewey meets Dazzler Fri, 21 Dec 2012 07:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.18 Comment on About Us by Megan W. http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/about-us/#comment-2925 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 07:25:11 +0000 http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/?page_id=53#comment-2925 Jason,
I have never worked as a selections librarian, and there is no fool proof way to get your material in a library, besides putting out something everyone wants to read. But I do have a few insights for you. First, get reviewed. Most libraries have selection policies to so that their selections can be justified in the case of challenges. Sometimes those policies require a certain number of positive published reviews. Look into getting your work reviewed by trade journals like Library Journal. Getting the name of your company and your titles in front of bloggers in the library community is a good way to raise the interest of librarians.

Like any business making personal connections helps. A way to make that connection is to start local and offer a free, or relatively cheap program. Consider getting your authors or artists to give how to draw or write programs to teens. Present programing about graphic novels at Library conferences, there are usually national and state conferences where you can get a vendor table, or apply to be a presenter.

Finally, ask your regular readers to request their local library carry their favorite title. The winning combination is make great graphic novels and get them in front of librarians or patrons who will request them.

-Megan

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Comment on About Us by Jason A. Canty http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/about-us/#comment-2865 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 03:49:30 +0000 http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/?page_id=53#comment-2865 Hi.

I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to how a small comic company could get its graphic novels into a public library?

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Comment on Words by Ryer http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/2012/02/135/#comment-103 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 00:14:43 +0000 http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/?p=135#comment-103 I am with you on the connection between these and the similar appeal factor. I think that it has a lot to do with a first-person perspective, or something quite close to it, that lets the reader inside the character’s head and experience, or remember experiencing, a slice of life. Another term idea is “take a walk in my shoes” or something of that ilk.

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Comment on Comics for Bibliophiles & Books for Comic Fans by Sarah R. Barrett http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/2011/10/comics-for-bibliophiles-books-for-comic-fans/#comment-6 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 02:36:14 +0000 http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/?p=29#comment-6 I’d had The Unwritten on my To-Read pile for months, but finally broke it out this weekend and read the first three trades in one afternoon. One of the bloggers at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books talks about some stories being “sticky,” where you can’t do anything else until you find out what happens, and this is totally one of those.

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Comment on Why “Comics”? by Marc Tyler Nobleman http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/2011/10/why-comics/#comment-5 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:19:23 +0000 http://leagueofcomicslibrarians.com/?p=24#comment-5 I love this blog title! And with a picture book coming out in ’12 on the true story behind Batman, I would like to keep an eye on this one! (As you seem to know, Batgirl, in her alter ego, was a librarian.) Could you please send me your email to mtn at mtncartoons.com?

Thanks and keep it up!

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