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RE: [askref] Amazon Self Publishers attempting to get Libraries to purchase books? Trenita White 30 Jun 2016 13:51 EDT

We received this a month or two ago.

Trenita White
Associate Professor, Librarian/Head of Technical Services
Lawrence W. Tyree Library

Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

-----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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