Self-publish Your E-Book Through UAPL

Dear patrons,
we thank you for your participation in our self-publishing project. We have discontinued our subscription to SELF-e. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. For questions please call our Media department at (614) 486-9621 ext. 227.

We have partnered with the Library Journal to bring you free self-publishing of e-books through the SELF-e program.

SELF-e is a new service giving UA’s independent authors a wonderful opportunity to submit their e-book for circulation at UAPL, libraries throughout Ohio, and possibly libraries nationwide.

SELF-e for Authors

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SELF-e for Readers

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  • Submit your indie-published ebook through a simple online form and choose to share your work with patrons of the UAPL and more libraries throughout Ohio.
  • Consider to also submit your ebook for possible inclusion in the Library Journal SELF-e public library ebook discovery service.
  • If your book is selected by Library Journal it will be made available nationally and given a digital badge promoting it to potential readers and buyers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the SELF-e platform work for authors?

SELF-e is designed to expose your e-book(s) to more readers through public libraries. Library Journal reviews all submissions for inclusion in a SELF-e Select Collection, available to library patrons nationwide. You may also choose to share your e-book with local library patrons throughout Ohio.

How much does it cost for authors to participate in SELF-e?

There is no cost to authors who choose to participate.

Do I earn royalties for sales?

Publishing with the SELF-e platform is royalty-free. SELF-e is a marketing and discovery service aimed at helping authors build an audience of readers through public libraries.

Can I submit my book to multiple libraries?

SELF-e collections are organized by state, so if you submit your e-book to any library in Ohio, it will be included in the Ohio collection.


More Questions?

Contact our Media Department at (614) 486-9621 or email us.

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