Self-Publishing E-books at the Library

#Local Author Collection

Jacksonville Florida is the home of many talented writers. To make your work accessible to the entire community, Jacksonville Public Library created the Local Author Collection. Physical items in this collection are available for customers to check out through the Library's catalog. 

To find great ebooks from local authors, all you have to do is visit our Biblioboard site or download the Biblioboard Library app! 

To be considered for the physical collection, please visit this page to see the requirements and process for adding your book(s). To submit your ebook to the Biblioboard discovery platform, please read on!

#Submit your E-book

Jacksonville Public library is partnering with Library Journal and the Indie Author Project to help readers find your ebook through the Biblioboard discovery platform. The Indie Author Project helps authors upload their work for inclusion into one (or both) of two online collections: the Indie Florida collection and Library Journal’s Indie Author Project Select (nationwide) collection. 

By submitting your book through the Indie Author Project, you can earn readers and build buzz on your book. Go to the Indie Author Project to read the terms of agreement and submit your title

#Edit and Format Your E-book

Need help getting your ebook ready for Indie Author Project? You can create, edit, format, and generate print-ready and e-book formats for your book with Pressbooks. It also works as a word processsor and cloud storage. So, you can start using Pressbooks no matter where you are in the writing process. When you're ready to release your book to the world, you can submit your book to the Indie Author Project directly from the Pressbooks site.

#More Resources for Writers

Learn or improve your digital publishing chops with hundreds of videos and courses free from LinkedIn Learning with your library card. Check out their expert-led courses on Digital Publishing.

Several of “The Great Courses” cover writing and publishing very well. Log in to Kanopy with your library card to access Great Courses.

#Books on Writing and Publishing

 

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