For Readers

  1. Reach out directly to authors via your social media channels. A big shout out to Jenny Arch for setting a great example with her blog post showcasing her personalized open letter and tweets (@itsokihaveabook) like these:
  1. Spread the word via your social media outlets.
  1. Encourage fellow readers to reach out to their favorite authors to support the campaign—particularly if they aren’t able to find the author’s ebook in your local library's catalog. Fans can have an even greater voice than librarians in explaining the impact of restrictions on library lending and reader discovery.
  2. Bring the campaign into your book club. If you participate in, host or coordinate a book discussion group for adults or teens, discuss Authors for Library Ebooks at your next meeting and organize a letter-writing campaign. Check your group’s current and previous selections in your local library's ebook catalog. Encourage group members to contact those authors whose book group selections aren’t available as ebooks in your library.
  3. Teen readers, you can be powerful participants! Email, text, or tweet your favorite authors, and share the campaign with your friends. Or ask your local librarian to post information about the campaign in your teen area.
  4. If your library has an area on their website geared to local authors and writers, please ask them to share our digital badge below.

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