You know who has tons and tons of free books?
Your local library!
See, though Hagridden won’t be released until August 19, it is now listed for distribution through Ingram, which is what a ton of libraries use to order their books. Public libraries and school libraries and academic libraries (oh my!). And you, dear reader, can ask those libraries to order books — including Hagridden — for the stacks.
You might have to check with your librarian or library staff, but typically, you can visit your library’s online catalog, search for Hagridden, and when you don’t see it, you should see a link for how to request a book. Or you can check the library’s website for contact information, and you might find the “request a purchase” link (or something like it) that way. Or just call the library, or email the library, or visit the library, and ask out how to request a book.
You’ll need the title, and my name, but the most helpful bit for the library staff is the ISBN for Hagridden. It’s this: 978-0989173797. Write it down and take it with you.
While you’re at it, you can also contact your local bookstore — Big Box or your small, independent bookshop! — and use the ISBN to ask them to stock Hagridden, too. That way you can make sure they’re on the shelves by August 19!
But I love libraries, and I love the idea of my book on library shelves. And if you ask your local library to stock the novel, it’ll be there for everyone — for free!
PS: Want your VERY OWN copy of Hagridden and want it signed? Remember, you can pre-order the book through the IndieGoGo campaign for my Columbus book event! And I’ll sign it for you!