Several months ago, I submitted two of my books to Library Journal for inclusion in their new Self-E collection. The SELF-E collection is available to certain libraries (and soon many more) to read and check out. All the books in the collection are self-published authors. I submitted in conjunction with the Cuyahoga County Library (Cleveland, OH), which is one of the first libraries to team up with Library Journal for this new innovative program.
I'm excited to announce that both The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale and The Photograph were picked to be included in this collection. In addition, they are both featured books in the collection!
I'm super excited to be a part of this new program. You can read more about the program from SELF-E's press release below.
SELF-e, created by Library Journal in collaboration with BiblioBoard®, offers indie authors and aspiring writers the opportunity to upload their ebooks, expand their readership, and reach a new audience. Content submitted to SELF-e is evaluated by Library Journal and, if selected, appears in a curated collection of self-published ebooks showcased at participating libraries nationwide. Because SELF-e employs BiblioBoard's award-winning PatronsFirst™ platform, libraries can make local authors' self-published ebooks available to cardholders with no multi-user limitations or waitlists.
Library Journal has already chosen 16 high-quality, self-published books from authors contributing through CCPL, but every author who submitted is able to make their book available through the Indie Ohio module. Library Journal's selections can be found in the highlights section of the Indie Ohio collection. These specially featured titles range from playful children's books like The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale by Kristen Otte to thought-provoking adult dramas such as Scott Burr's Bummed Out City. The selected highlights will also become part of Library Journal's best-of-the-best genre modules and will be featured in full-page Library Journal advertisements later this year.