For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
I spoke to Chris Anderson who is the editorial assistant to Booklist. After speaking with him by phone he sent me a link with information on how authors can self-market their books to libraries (the information is provided on Author-Promotion website). Many of the reviewers mentioned on that list including Booklist only provide pre-publication reviews (once your book is out you are no longer qualified for a review). Many libraries nationally look to Booklist and those reviewers mentioned on the list when it comes to buying books. In other words, a good review by them helps your books get into libraries.
It is important for authors to start promoting their books "before" they are published! I’ve provided many resources for authors to make their marketing a tad easier. If you take the time to go through the site daily, read the articles, research, develop a marketing plan… the website should be beneficial to those who really make use of it. your publisher can provide galleys to reviewers that only review your work before it is published. A galley is a proof of typeset matter especially in a single column before being made into pages.
Any author who has yet to be published should find out from their publishers about providing galleys for review. That way you can add professional reviews from PW, Booklist and others on the back of your book covers. Libraries look to those reviewers in particularly when deciding to order books. All of this information I learned after the fact. That is one of the reasons I started Author-Promotion to help authors (in particularly those who are not yet published). How you start off makes a huge difference! Although, all is not lost for authors who are already published. But it does make a difference.
To visit this site, go to www.author-promotion.com