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How Libraries Can Help You Earn Out Your Book Advance

While the systems and processes for how libraries acquire books differ from library to library, writers should know and should care about how public libraries purchase books.

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Terah Shelton Harris a collection development librarian and a former freelance writer who now writes upmarket fiction with bittersweet endings. Her debut novel, One Summer in Savannah, will be published by Sourcebooks in July 2023. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, Natural Solutions, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Backpacker and more.