Meet the LJ Reviewer | David L. Faucheux

Reviewer David Faucheux talks about self-publishing, the challenges of reviewing for Library Journal and his life in Louisiana.

SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Historical Titles in SELF-e Select

A Q&A with author Jane Davis, plus the top historical fiction novels being read through SELF-e Select, a subscription-based digital discovery platform that culls the best self-published submissions. To bring SELF-e to your library, visit the SELF-e website.

Books for All: Self-Publishing at FlameCon | SELF-esteem

On August 20 and 21, downtown Brooklyn provided the LGBTQ community a safe space to geek out at the second annual FlameCon. Attendees descended upon the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott to get their fill of fan-crafted merchandise and to discuss everything from representation in nerdy media to their favorite fanfiction. Saturday afternoon began with a panel simply titled “Self-Publishing,” moderated by King Features Syndicate’s editorial project manager Tea Fougner, dressed up like X-Men’s Emma Frost.

Q&A: Amanda DeWees & Rachael Herron | SELF-esteem

Self-publishing continues to be an enticing option for writers just beginning their careers and traditionally published authors looking to put forth new passion projects. Here, Amanda DeWees, who is featured on SELF-e Select for novels like Sea of Secrets and Nocturne for a Widow, and hybrid author Rachael Herron (the “Darling Bay” and “Cypress Hollow” series) chat about their paths to self-publishing and the future of the industry.

LJ’s Self-Publishing Survey | Self-Publishing & Libraries

LJ reached out to public librarians in a recent survey to get their take on how self-published titles are represented—or not—in their own collections.

What’s in a Publisher? | Self-Publishing & Libraries

While some librarians feel that buying self-published books is a revolutionary act, there has been a lot of progress made toward readers accepting them as just books, the same as any other in the marketplace.

Q&A with Robin Bradford | Self-Publishing & Libraries

Collection development librarian Robin Bradford discuss the stigmas, challenges, and possible solutions for including self-published books in library collections.

Building Blocks for Writers | Self-Publishing & Libraries

Whether trying to avoid common pitfalls, learning about self-promotion, or just figuring out if this industry is a good match, both novices and the more experienced can find value in these guides.

Building Blocks for Writers | Self-Publishing & Libraries

Whether trying to avoid common pitfalls, learning about self-promotion, or just figuring out if this industry is a good match, both novices and the more experienced can find value in these guides

Trials and Tribulations | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

Mainstream publishers drop Christian fiction lines, authors go indie, but the genre sees promise in a broader, more diverse readership. A report by Julia M. Reffner