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There are over 21,000 libraries in Canada who are all buying, borrowing and lending Canadian-authored works but this sector is woefully overlooked when it comes to statistics on what they are acquiring, how much of it is being used.
US has over 100,000 libraries in total with 61,000 memebrs in the ALA.
Q & Q is Canada’s magazine of book news and reviews. They offer a few publications that are a valuable asset to authors and publishers. You may want to consider a subscription to the magazine. http://www.quillandquire.com
Writer’s Digest Books
American Society of Journalists and Authors
The Authors Guild
Book Industry Study Group
The Literary Guild
Quality Paper Back Book Club
Doubleday Select Inc.