When my Jeff Resnick series was published, I was really proud that so many libraries in the Buffalo, NY area carried the books. Of course the books are SET in Buffalo, NY -- so that helped.
So I was puzzled when not one library in Buffalo carried my Booktown Mysteries. Oh, I know that a lot of library systems don't catalog paperback books, and the series is in paperback. But I looked up other cozy mystery authors on the website for the Buffalo Erie County Library System, and their books are there.
Did I offend the acquisition librarians in Buffalo? I mean, I've sent them a postcard for every book in the series (and for A Crafty Killing, too. It's not there, either). And they haven't purchased the other two books in my Jeff Resnick series, either. : (
I know I have at least three readers in the greater Buffalo area because they've signed up for my newsletter. I can thank Barnes & Noble for the only readers I have in the Buffalo area. (THANK YOU, BARNES & NOBLE!!!)
But for some reason I can't seem to make a crack with the acquisition librarians.
I know there are other libraries in big cities that don't have the books, either--but for some reason I feel hurt that the Buffalo libraries have snubbed Tricia and Angelica. (And Katie, too.) They embraced Jeff (in hardcover--but not trade paperback). I just don't get it.
So, the question is, should I throw away money by sending all the libraries a postcard for Sentenced to Death?
What do you think?