Thinking INSIDE the Box

Little Free Libraries are little boxes that resemble small houses on poles that are sprinkled throughout neighborhoods, including, most likely, yours. They’re an excellent place for you to drop a physical copy of your book for others to read.


Going with their motto “Take a book, leave a book,” the idea is that readers from whatever neighborhood the Little Free Library is in will pick up your book and either bring it back when they’re finished reading it so someone else can read it, or leave another book in its place. Either way, with this book marketing technique you win! 


The next time you’re brainstorming ways to promote your book, rather than thinking “outside the box,” try thinking inside of it—inside a Little Free Library (or 6) near you. And while you’re at it, place one of your book’s bookmarks inside each of the books that are already there. Who doesn’t appreciate a gorgeous bookmark?


To find out where the Little Free Libraries near you are located, click on this link (, then click on “Map” in the upper right-hand corner, scroll down, click on “Zip Code,” and enter yours. A map will pop up with the nearby locations.


Happy Marketing!



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