SELF-e: Connecting Self-Published Authors, Libraries, and Readers

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SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published ebooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new.

If selected via Library Journal’s SELF-e curation process, the author’s ebooks will become part of a unique discovery platform for participating public libraries across the United States that enables patrons to read ebooks on any device, at any time. This free service is available to all self-published authors, no matter which self-publishing service(s) they use.

All that is required is an engaging story, and your ebook file.

If you’re ready to share your ebook with library patrons, visit our submission portal to start the process.

For more information on the SELF-e program, check out our FAQ

LIBRARIANS: Check out the SELF-e: Local Author Submission System

The SELF-e platform can also enable public libraries to take submissions from their local self-published authors and make those ebooks available to local patrons via participating public libraries throughout their state time – with no checkouts or returns, and no multi-user limitations. The platform is easy to use and can accommodate any self-published author.

Finally, a simple and effective way to catalog and provide access to ebooks by local authors!

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