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What’s the 411 on The Fussy Librarian?

?????????????Let The Fussy Librarian help you sell books. After you’ve spent hundreds of hours writing your book, slaved through rewrites and hired a cover designer, it’s understandable that there’s not much energy left over for marketing. We’ve taken what works, made it better and made it easy for you.The Fussy Librarian is the first eBook website to match readers by genre and their content preferences. If you write cozy mysteries, we have readers who have told us they like their mysteries without any violence.

It’s like a matchmaking service for book lovers. Readers select from 30 genres — including nonfiction categories — and indicate a “rating” (think the movie system) for language, violence and sexual content. (They can also select a “I read everything” option.) Authors input their book details into our website and we schedule one or two books from each genre for the daily email. The database then looks at each reader’s preferences and, if there’s a match, includes the book in their email.

Here’s our requirements for books:

  • 10 reviews and a 4.0 rating on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or 20 reviews and a 3.5 rating.
  • A quality cover.
  • A price of $5.99 or less.

Ready for the best part? During our startup period — we launch in early October — there’s no charge to have your book included in our daily email. All we ask is that you help spread the word and promote the site. We also would appreciate it if you would subscribe to our daily email.

Yes, eventually, we will charge for sponsorships. Developing and running a site like this is expensive. But we can promise you three things now:

  • One price for paid titles. Whether you list your book at 99 cents, $2.99 or $4.99, you’ll pay the same price. We don’t think you should be punished for trying to make a living as an author.
  • Fair and reasonable prices. We will never  charge you $1,200 because you want to sell a mystery novel for $2.99.  That’s crazy. You shouldn’t have to take out a loan to buy a book sponsorship.
  • One price for everyone. We’ll never offer discounts to the big publishing houses in exchange for a guaranteed number of sponsorships. Whether you’re an independent author or the director of marketing at Random House, everyone pays the same price.

If you have questions, feel free to send them to me at thefussylibrarian@yahoo.com. We look forward to helping you sell books!

Jeffrey Bruner

Head Librarian

The Fussy Librarian (www.TheFussyLibrarian.com)

What do you think? Do you have any experience with the Fussy Librarian site to share?

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