INDIE AUTHOR DAY JANUARY 17 1-5 PM at CENTRAL LIBRARY
YOUR BOOK CAN BE PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
Beatrix Potter, Christopher Paolini, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, D H Lawrence and Deepak Chopra: so many successful writers got their start with self-publishing.
If you’re a writer interested in the changing world of self-publishing and how it can help you reach your own successful goals, there’s no better place to be tomorrow than the Central Library, where INDIE AUTHOR DAY presents a celebration of self-publishing with the introduction of SELF-e, an innovative digital self-publishing platform.
LAPL is among the first library systems in the nation to make SELF-e available to its patrons. Created by Library Journal in collaboration with BiblioBoard®, SELF-e offers indie authors the opportunity to upload their e-books, expand their readership and broaden their fan base. It provides aspiring writers with the chance to upload their manuscript as an e-book and be discovered by a wide audience. Content submitted on the SELF-e platform will be evaluated by Library Journal and, if selected, appears in a curated collection of self-published e-books showcased at participating libraries nationwide.
SELF-e employs BiblioBoard’s award-winning PatronsFirst™ platform, which allows LAPL to make local authors’ self-published e-books available to its cardholders and to any participating public library across the state. The e-books published on SELF-e do not have to be checked out or returned, like other library materials.
“Los Angeles is a city of writers, ranging in experience from established to aspiring,” said City Librarian John F. Szabo. “With SELF-e, the library is providing writers an extraordinary resource to help them self-publish, promote, and gain a wider audience for their e-books. We look forward to welcoming L.A.’s diverse writing community to the launch of SELF-e at our ‘Indie Author Day,’ where people can learn firsthand about this new resource and how they can self-publish e-books.”
The events are free and open to the public and will feature:
• Maggie Marr, self-published author of Hollywood Girls Club, who will share her success story.
• Angela Bole, executive director of the Independent Book Publishers Association, who will offer a publishing industry perspective on topics ranging from business decision-making to book reviews.
• Mitchell Davis, BiblioBoard founder and Chief Business Officer, and Ian Singer, Library Journal publisher, who will explain how authors can make the most of the SELF-e platform.
• John F. Szabo, Los Angeles’ City Librarian, who will explain libraries’ crucial role in the future of self-publishing.
The events will conclude with a reception featuring refreshments, raffles and an opportunity for attendees to meet the speakers.