Porter Library introduces new e-book options for readers, writers
Westlake Porter Public Library is now offering readers and writers exciting new electronic reading and publishing options through BiblioBoard Library and SELF-e.
BiblioBoard Library is an easy-to-use platform that offers high-quality self-published/independent digital content, such as e-books, articles, documents, images, audio and video to WPPL users on the web and on e-readers. Users can access BiblioBoard Library through WPPL’s website on their computer, tablet or e-reader, including the iPad, iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Tab, Nexus and more.
Content is accessible as a guest, however creating an account unlocks additional features, such as creating bookmarks, adding notes and more. Users can also download the BiblioBoard Library app for on-the-go reading.
SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables self-published authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published ebooks to eager readers looking to discover something new.
Using SELF-e, WPPL can accept submissions from local indie authors and make those ebooks available to patrons of any participating library across Ohio on BiblioBoard’s award-winning PatronsFirst platform. 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 and Canada.
SELF-e is also accessed through the library’s website. Submissions must be in PDF or ePUB format, written in English, and an original work to which you own the rights. Books are first go through the Library Journal review process, and you will be notified within 4-6 weeks if your book has been chosen as a SELF-e selection.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.