NaNoWriMo Authors: You Can Publish Indie Ebooks at the Library

November 12, 2018 | Wendy B.

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Raise your hand if you're one of the hundreds of Torontonians who've committed to producing 50,000 words this National Novel Writing Month. (Now stretch your arm up and over, and repeat on the other side. Look up from the screen and blink your eyes a couple of times. You got this.)

We have good news! When you've completed this superhuman feat, you can now publish your book and let friends and family – and even strangers! – borrow it from the library, using BiblioBoard.

And even if you're not trying to write a whole book in under 30 days, you can still benefit: BiblioBoard is a platform for anyone who wants to read – or write – self-published ebooks.


BiblioBoard for Readers:

Now, you can browse BiblioBoard's curated collections of indie ebooks. With sections for literary fiction, local authors, romance, mystery, horror, science fiction and fantasy, there's something for every interest.  BiblioBoard's ebooks are curated by Library Journal staff through their Self-E program – so you can easily find high-quality, recommended reads by indie authors from Toronto and across the U.S. and Canada. And, if you create a Biblioboard account and download the mobile app, you can read unlimited indie ebooks on your phone or tablet.

BiblioBoard for Writers:

Are you an indie author? Would you like people to be able to find your ebook in the library? Now you can make that happen. Library Journal's Self-E program lets you submit your ebooks to BiblioBoard so they're available at participating libraries across Ontario. Furthermore, if Library Journal's team of curators selects your ebook as a noteworthy title, it could also be featured in collections across the U.S. and Canada.


Here's a small sample of the broad selection of indie ebooks available through BiblioBoard (account sign-up required)


Chimerascope, by Douglas Smith

This collection of fantasy and science fiction was shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Sunburst, the Aurora, and the CBC Bookies. 


Reckless Wager by Christy Carlyle

Reckless Wager, by Christy Carlyle

A Victorian romance, set against the backdrop of the Jack the Ripper murders.


Identity Crisis by Debbi Mack

Identity Crisis, by Debbi Mack

This first installment in a popular mystery series was a New York Times ebook bestseller. 


Salted  by Aaron Galvin

Salted, by Aaron Galvin

Salted is the first installment of a young adult fantasy series set under the ocean, in the world of selkies.


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