Calling Local Authors! LPL Joins SELF-e
Indie authors in the Lewiston-Auburn area now have a new way to gain audiences. The Lewiston Public Library and Auburn Public Library are now subscribing to SELF-e, a self-publishing and discovery platform for local authors. SELF-e is designed to expose e-books to more readers through public libraries.
Authors submit their e-books through a simple online form. As part of the process, they select where they would like their book to go: to libraries in their state in a module with e-books from other local indie authors, or to Library Journal where their e-books will be evaluated for possible inclusion in a curated, national collection. Authors may choose to send their e-books to both places.
The Library Journal SELF-e curated modules, sold nationwide, feature some of the best e-books by self-published authors in a variety of genres, as chosen by Library Journal. This free service is available to all indie authors, no matter which self-publishing service they use. All that is required is an engaging story and an e-book file. SELF-e accepts PDF or ePub file extensions. Our librarians are happy to help convert files to the supported formats!
Readers can log in to the service with their library card to read books selected for the Library Journal module. As local authors submit works, they will become available in a special Indie Maine collection.
The two libraries plan to have joint programs later in the fall to promote local writers.
For more information, call our Adult and Teen Services Department at 207-513-3135 or email LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov.