Discover Arizona’s Authors

BiblioLabs and Library Journal have partnered to present an exciting platform that will connect self-published authors with public libraries. The service, perfectly titled SELF-e, allows authors to upload their ebook files and be considered for an online collection curated by Library Journal and powered by BiblioBoard. Beta versions of SELF-e are currently being tested in Los Angeles Public Library, San Diego Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, the Massachusetts eBook Project, and Reading Arizona. Authors submit their ebooks online for Library Journal to review. If they are selected the ebook is part of a national collection available to libraries using BiblioBoard. When the authors submit their ebooks they have the option to make the ebook available to libraries using BiblioBoard in their state if the ebook is not selected for the national collection. Check out the Reading Arizona submission page here. Authors will find a variety of options for distributing their content by using Reading Arizona’s SELF-e submission page. Authors may use the platform as it is used in other states to submit to the Library Journal-curated national collection, or make their work available to Arizona libraries powered by BiblioBoard. In order to be featured on the Reading Arizona platform, ebooks must fit the collection policy guidelines concerning Arizona topics and themes.   onebookazReading Arizona will host submissions for the annual OneBookAZ contest on its SELF-e platform. OneBookAZ celebrates the state’s literary community and supports Arizona content creators. Authors do not need to submit to the national collection or public libraries in order to participate in OneBookAZ, but will have that option. Ebooks do not need to be about Arizona, but the author must be from Arizona and the ebook must be self-published or unpublished. Authors will agree that if their book fits the collection policy, it will be made available on Reading Arizona even if it does not win its category. Winners from the three categories will be hosted on the Reading Arizona platform regardless of topic. Judges will have special access to the submissions and read them using the platform on their own devices. OneBookAZ is accepting submissions October 1-14, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.onebookaz.org/.

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