Self-Publishing E-books at the Library

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Local Author Collection

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

If you would like to be considered for the collection please visit this page to see the requirements and process for adding your book(s).

Indie Author Project

Jacksonville Public library is partnering with Library Journal  to bring the Indie Author Project service to you.  The Indie Author Project discovery platform is designed to expose your ebook to readers through the public library.   The Indie Author Project helps authors upload their work for inclusion into one or both of two online collections:  Library Journal’s Indie Author Project Select nation-wide collection and the Indie Author Project Florida. 

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 through JPL to read the terms of agreement and submit your title

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Public Library you can now create, edit, format, and generate print-ready and e-book formats for your book with Pressbooks, no matter where you are in the writing process.

Access the Indie Author Project to find out more Information for Authors. 

Want to read some of the books that have been submitted through the Indie Author Project?  Read books online through Biblioboard  or download the Biblioboard Library app on your mobile device to read on the go!

Enjoy great reads from local authors.  Check out mysteries, romances, memoirs and more.   Access the collection and start reading today to find your next favorite book or discover a great new author.


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