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RE: [askref] Amazon Self Publishers attempting to get Libraries to purchase books? Kate Bernard 30 Jun 2016 12:18 EDT

Yes, this was in the Florida Poly queue one day a few weeks ago. I responded with some questions but someone else closed the ticket.
Thanks for reaching out about this and making more people aware!

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Ingrid Purrenhage
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: [askref] Amazon Self Publishers attempting to get Libraries to purchase books?

Greetings fellow Ask a Librarians,

Out of curiosity have any of you been getting ask a librarian emails such as the

June 30, 2016 Dear Library Director, Would you please consider adding the following three novels by August Sommers. Winter in America, Free Town, and The Rise of Caesar, as I do so enjoy his writing. Thank you for your time and cooperation. Ms. Janice Small

Questioner Information
Name: Janice Small

We have gotten this exact message from the same person twice. The books in question are self published through Amazon Createspace. I was wondering if other libraries have gotten the same or similar requests.

Feel free to reply to me off list.


Ingrid Purrenhage, MLIS
Associate Director Library
Pasco-Hernando State College
Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch

Pasco-Hernando State College

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