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 352.395.5771 Santa Fe College 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, FL 32606 -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ingrid Purrenhage Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:15 PM To: email@example.com 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 following: 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Ingrid Purrenhage, MLIS Associate Director Library Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch email@example.com 813-527-6690 Pasco-Hernando State College Please Note: Due to Florida's very broad public records law, most written communications to or from College employees regarding College business are public records, available to the public and media upon request. Therefore, this email communication may be subject to public disclosure.Ask a Librarian's Electronic Discussion List To email the AskRef listserv, send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this email list, please visit tblc.org/unsubscribe-aalref using the password: TbLc_2016 This program is funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. ________________________________ Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence to or from College employees via email may be subject to disclosure.