Library’s new BiblioBoard service lets you create your own eBooks!
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Local authors and aspiring writers – your time has come! Broward County Library is rolling out BiblioBoard, a new, free service that lets current and future self-published authors create and professionally format their books into digital and print-ready formats.
Local authors can increase the exposure of their books by submitting it to the SELF-e Program for inclusion in the statewide Indie Florida Collection as well as a chance for national exposure if chosen by Library Journal.
Currently, Broward County Library customers can use BiblioBoard’s Create, Share and Discover components to: publish an eBook; submit their own eBook for review and possible inclusion in our Local Authors @BCL eBook collections (submissions will be reviewed by Library’s Collection Management staff) and to discover self-published eBooks to read.
This new service is part of Local Authors @Broward County Library, a new, ongoing initiative launched by Broward County Library in partnership with the Florida Center for the Book. Readers are encouraged to support our homegrown talent by checking out great works of fiction by South Florida writers.
“One of the most important roles of a public library is to embrace and harness their community’s creativity,” says Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson. “We already do that by providing physical spaces, including our Creation Station Labs, but BiblioBoard gives us the opportunity to offer creators a digital space where they can archive and share their work. We’re really looking forward to seeing what evolves with this initiative and its impact on our Local Authors program.”
For more information on submitting, reviewing or reading eBooks by local authors via BiblioBoard, visit our Local Authors’ web page.
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