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LAPL Writes

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Welcome to LAPL Writes, our guide to the Los Angeles Public Library's many resources for our local author community. Take a look at what the Library has to offer and find useful advice on everything from overcoming writer's block to getting your work published.

Book Lists

A great selection of books on...

  • General Writing Advice
  • Screenwriting
  • Editing and Publishing
  • More
Online Resources

The Library provides 24/7 access to...

  • Online Classes
  • Databases
  • Suggested Weblinks
  • More

LAPL is partnering with Library Journal to offer this opportunity for you to reach a wider audience with your e-book.

Submission Policy

Have you written a book?  See our instructions for submitting your title for the Library's consideration. 


Check out ...

  • ALOUD lecture series
  • Writing Groups
  • Open Mics
  • Author Talks
Submission Policy

Discover a great new author before they make it big! Read self-published e-books submitted through the SELF-e program at LAPL and other public libraries throughout California.