Dark Victorian: RISEN has been picked up by 2 libraries! Hooray!
This was done at Smashwords, where I have all the Dark Victorians and the latest Elle Black, SUNDARK, listed for FREE to libraries. So if you're a librarian and handle acquisitions, I hope you'll add my fun titles to your e-book lending systems!
I have no idea how that works, but per Smashwords:
"How Smashwords distributes to libraries:
There are two primary library distribution options.
Library Aggregators: The first is Smashwords distribution to major library aggregators, such as our distribution agreement with Baker & Taylor's Axis360 platform, and our relationship with 3M's Cloud Library (now in the integration phase). We're in negotiations with other library aggregators to be announced later this year. The library pricing shown below will be transmitted to the library aggregators, who will sell your books at the price listed below. [NOTE: As I've mentioned, my titles are FREE to libraries].
Library Direct: This second option, which is new, will allow libraries to place large "opening collection" orders, direct through Smashwords. In situations such as this, a library or library consortium would order, for example, the top 10,000 best-selling ebooks at Smashwords. These library systems will host their own files, and will apply industry-standard DRM to the books to manage checkouts. The DRM system (usually Adobe Content Server) causes the book to expire after the checkout period, so the next patron can check it out. For each book they purchase, they can only check out one copy at a time. Once a Library Direct customer purchases their books, they own them, and can check them out for perpetuity, one patron at a time, one checkout at a time. If your book is priced at FREE, the library is authorized to distribute unlimited copies their patrons."
I'm here at Smashwords! :