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.
- 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.
- Author FAQs
- If you want to submit a book to SELF-e, but do not yet have ePUB or PDF files for that book, then these tips are for you: How to format your eBook for SELF-e
Contact our Media Department at (614) 486-9621 or email us.