The Sterling Public Library together with BiblioBoard is offering open training on using the free services of BiblioBoard for authors. Biblioboard focuses on indie authors.
It’s a great way for self-published authors to get their books into libraries (across Illinois) and to make sure their work is discovered by library patrons. Biblioboard Library has two very useful add-ons (Pressbooks and Self-E) that help authors format their e-books (for free) and submit them to the Indie Illinois Collection. To put it simply: You use Pressbooks to create your e-book---either by writing directly into the editor or uploading the finished files. Then you can use Self-E to share it with the rest of residents of Sterling and all of Illinois.
From Biblioboard Library, your work can be discovered by anyone using the Biblioboard Library app in Illinois. Create. Share. Discover. It’s that easy. Books submitted to Self-E are even reviewed by Library Journal. The best of them are featured in indie collections all over the United States. Some have gone on to snag publishing deals and become best-sellers.
We’ll be offering free workshops on Pressbooks and Self-E on Thursday, October 18th at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Sterling Library community room.
You can download the Biblioboard App on your smart device or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser. It’s geo-targeted so as long as you’re in Sterling, it’s completely free to use (no need to sign in). Outside of the City of Sterling, you use your Sterling Public Library card to sign in.