Stuff your book in a Little Free Library

If you’ve written multiple novels, and especially if they’re a series, you may want to consider sticking your book in a Little Free Library.

A Little Free Library is a small container, usually kept at the edge of a homeowner’s lawn next to the sidewalk, where free books are placed for local community members to read. Neighbors can place there a book they’ve read but no longer want to keep and then take one they want to read. They are variously known as book trading posts, community book exchanges, Noox (Neighbourhood bOOk eXchange), and pop-up libraries and can be found in all 50 states.

Though you’re giving away a book, hopefully some reader will enjoy it enough to purchase copies of your other books. Or perhaps several neighbors will read the book, discuss it, and each buy other novels you’ve written. Maybe they’ll even buy a copy of your giveaway to keep on their own shelf.
Because of this, always make sure the book you give away has a list of all of your titles as well as URLs to where they can be purchased.


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.