Category Emerging Arizona Authors

ONEBOOKAZ Submissions Open This Week Oct 1 – Oct 14

Budding Arizona fiction authors, October 1 through 14 is the time to dust off the computer keyboard and submit that manuscript to the ONEBOOKAZ writing contest. Submissions open on Thursday Oct 1 at and close October 14. Selected titles will be featured on Reading Arizona. For more on the ONEBOOKAZ writing competition view our previous […]

ONEBOOKAZ – Arizona Author Writing Competition

The ONEBOOKAZ Writing contest is open to Arizona authors who write fiction for children, young adults, and adults. The winner in each category will have their eBook featured on Reading Arizona, the statewide eBook platform, and will be hosted in libraries throughout the state to promote their book at author events, book discussions, and other […]

Update: Self-Publishing and Reading Arizona

Those of you following our journey are likely aware of SELF-e, Library Journal and BiblioBoard’s discovery tool for self-published authors. We have offered the SELF-e product along with Reading Arizona, most notably to collect ONEBOOKAZ submissions last fall. While the State Library is excited about this innovative platform, we have ultimately decided not to continue […]

Identifying Audience: Author Groups and Writing Workshops

State Library staffers traveled to Avondale Civic Center Library last Saturday to promote the OneBookAZ contest and Reading Arizona/SELF-e to the West Valley Writers Workshop. Both presenters were impressed and delighted by the wide range of people, interests, and levels of experience represented that afternoon. It was an enlightening afternoon with the perfect crowd for receiving […]

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 […]