Pressbooks, SELF-e, and BiblioBoard: Let SMRLD help you share your story!

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Pressbooks, SELF-e, and BiblioBoard: Let SMRLD help you share your story!

Granite City – July 23, 2018

Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is now offering a suite of products for local authors to reach a wider reading audience through BiblioBoard and their partners.  Authors now have free access to formatting software, Pressbooks Public, with their library card, enabling them to share their works with the community through SELF-e. Readers have access to more ebook titles, including by self-published authors, through BiblioBoard Library.  SMRLD strives to highlight community talent and provide them with the tools to succeed.  These tools will shine a light on our local writers and introduce readers to many indie writers throughout the state of Illinois.

With the Pressbooks Public tool, writers can create and design their own books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and other written content in digital and print ready formats. The easy-to-use online tool allows writers to create professional quality versions of their book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through the library and ready to distribute through any publishing method.  All current and and aspiring authors need is a SMRLD card.

SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard® that enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published ebooks to eager readers looking to discover something new.

Indie authors who submit their work also have the opportunity to opt-in to have their book selected by Library Journal editors to become part of a unique discovery platform for participating libraries across the United States & Canada. Using SELF-e, SMRLD encourages submissions from its local indie authors to make those ebooks available to any participating library across Illinois on BiblioBoard’s award-winning PatronsFirst™ platform. Libraries can make these ebooks available with no checkouts, late fees, or multi-user limitations.

In BiblioBoard Library, readers have instant, unlimited access to local, self-published books, a Community Reads collection (Popup Picks), and thousands of other titles. Readers in BiblioBoard Library will never experience waiting for a title, late fees, or lending limit. Users can access BiblioBoard Library through the SMRLD’s website or on the device of their choice, including the iPad®, iPad® mini, Kindle Fire® HD, Galaxy Tab ®, Nexus® and more.

Download the app for your Apple, Android or Kindle device now. Or visit library.biblioboard.com on any browser.
To learn more about SELF-e, visit http://self-e.libraryjournal.com/
To learn more about BiblioBoard®, visit http://biblioboard.com/
Let SMRLD help you share your story!  http://www.smrld.org/pressbooks-self-e-and-biblioboard/

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