The SELF-e platform enables public libraries to accept self-published submissions from their local authors & make those ebooks available to patrons via participating libraries throughout their state. Libraries can make these ebooks available to patrons with no checkouts or returns, & no multi-user limitations.
The platform is easy to use and can accommodate any author.
Distribution via the SELF-e platform is royalty-free. SELF-e is a marketing and discovery service aimed at helping authors build an audience of readers.
You sign a non-exclusive license to make your book available to public library patrons via subscribing institutions in the public library market, including subscribing public libraries in your state. Authors are not restricted in any manner from promoting and selling their ebooks to any market they choose as a result of participating in SELF-e (including the public library market via other vendors).
The author will be given a digital badge to use to promote their inclusion to potential readers who may choose to purchase a copy of that title and/or other books by that author via retail channels.
Even if your ebook is not selected for Library Journal's SELF-e modules, you can still opt to include it in a statewide module with other local authors. Library Journal will not curate these modules; rather, the platform provides libraries with an opportunity to highlight the creative output of their state's authors and to provide their respective communities access to ebooks by local authors.