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We Make Self-Publishing Easy with Pressbooks and SELF-e

Pressbooks

The Keene Public Library offers new resources from BiblioBoard that help local writers self-publish books and help readers find self-published e-books in our library catalog.

Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children's book and more in eBook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library. 

Here is a quick tutorial for patrons to understand the process of getting started with Pressbooks: https://vimeo.com/biblioboard/pressbookspublic.

Check out the Pressbooks Youtube Channel for more tips and tricks through their growing library of tutorial videos: youtube.com/user/pressbook.

SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard® that enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published ebooks to eager readers looking to discover something new. Using SELF-e, The Keene Public Library will be able to take submissions from its local indie authors and make those ebooks available to any participating library across the state on BiblioBoard’s award-winning PatronsFirst™ platform. Libraries can make these ebooks available with no checkouts or returns and no multi-user limitations.

Indie authors who submit their work to Keene Public Library through SELF-e also have the opportunity to opt-in to have their book selected by Library Journal editors to become part of a unique discovery platform for participating libraries across the United States. This emerging indie discovery platform enables patrons to read ebooks on any device, at any time. 

“Leading indie authors agree that discovery and building an audience of readers is the biggest challenge faced by Indie authors. This program marries a great ebook experience with the validation of the most respected library review resource in the world. The result is a program that is built to drive author discovery in their local communities and in libraries around the country,” says Mitchell Davis founder and Chief Business Officer of BiblioBoard.

To watch the SELF-e author video, visit https://vimeo.com/biblioboard/self-eforauthors

For more information about Pressbooks and SELF-e, please call Gail Zachariah at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157.

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