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Writing submitted by NHCPL patrons and self-published authors who want to share their writing with NHCPL patrons.

Pressbooks & Self-e

"You don't write because you want to say something,
you write because you have something to say."

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Pressbooks

Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library!



Getting Started with Pressbooks




SELF-e

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



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.


 

FAQs

1. DO I EARN ROYALTIES FOR SALES?

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.

2. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY EBOOK IF IT IS SELECTED FOR SELF-E?

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.

3. WHAT IF MY BOOK ISN'T CHOSEN FOR INCLUSION IN LIBRARY JOURNAL'S  SELF-E MODULES?

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.
 

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