Here are four things librarians look for when deciding to purchase a book:
- Libraries prefer hardcover books to softcover/paperback books.
- The title included on the spine of the book.
- Book reviews of the book.
- If the book won any awards.
If you publish a paperback book, be sure to include the title on the spine.
If you are self-publishing a children’s book, you might have to add pages to met the standards to allow for a title on the spine. Please be sure to read the publishing companies guidelines.