Monday, November 2, 2015

SELF-e Self-Publishing Opportunity from Library Journal



Image from the St. Louis County Library website
If you're a local author hoping to get your work into the St. Louis County Library's (and other libraries') e-book collections, here's something you might want to check out. 

According to the SLCL websiteSELF-e is "a discovery platform designed to expose your ebook(s) to more readers via public libraries locally and nationwide."

This initiative is a collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard. Depending on the outcome of a rigorous review process by Library Journal, the SELF-e program permits local authors to upload their e-book: into Library Journal's SELF-e Select collection or (if not selected for the Library Journal's SELF-e Select collection) into the Indie Missouri collection.

Note: From what I read in the FAQs, there is no cost to participate -- but authors do not receive royalties either.  The chief benefit is getting your work recognized.

So, if you're looking for exposure (other than from frostbite) for your e-book, you can find complete details in the FAQ section, along with a link to the terms of agreement.

7 comments:

  1. Sounds quite interesting. I love the way the library keeps finding new ways to intrigue the public.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  2. Sounds quite interesting. I love the way the library keeps finding new ways to intrigue the public.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. I agree with you. The libraries on both sides of the river do an excellent job with their outreach programs

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  3. I worry about libraries. They must do what they can to prevent themselves from becoming obsolete. Our local library loans out fishing poles. They have partnered with the Missouri Department of Conservation, and have 10 poles and tackle boxes available to be checked out for the day. It helps that they are less than a mile from a lake.

    http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/fishing-rod-and-reel-loaner-program-added-farmington-bonne-terre-libraries

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  4. Good information. Thanks so much, Donna!

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  5. That's really a pretty brilliant idea. Win-win for everyone!

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