Is Your Self-Published Ebook in the Library? SELF-e Is Ready To Help

  Hear that cheer from the Left Coast? That might just be librarians gathered for the American Library Association’s (ALA) big Annual Conference & Exhibition. It opens today, Thursday (25th June) in San Francisco. And among the news you may hear coming out of the gathering, one of the most upbeat announcements is that the… Read More

May The Best SELF-e Win: Library Journal Ups The Ante

‘Judged Purely On Whether We Are Worth Reading’ As the word spreads about independent authors’ new avenue into the nation’s libraries, the organization behind SELF-e,Library Journal, is launching a contest, kicking off today (11 May) and with a final deadline of 31 August at midnight Eastern time for submissions. Ebook authors in four genres — romance,… Read More

In And Around London Book Fair: Authors, IndieReCon And ALLi’s Third Anniversary

And Spectacular Weather  As if heeding a request from London Book Fair (LBF) director Jacks Thomas, the sun flooded Olympia London with bright springtime light all week. We weary stand-and-stairs brats now head back to planes, trains, and waiting families. Smaller by design — Olympia is a markedly more compressed space than Earls Court  — the transfer went remarkably… Read More

At PubSense In Charleston: Checking Out Indies’ Ebooks With SELF-e

More Than 17,000 Library Buildings  You’d think — who wouldn’t? — that libraries were the place to find everything bookish. The assumption gains new interest with the news that the Cleveland-based OverDrive, leading distributor of ebooks to libraries, has been bought by Tokyo’s Rakuten, which also owns the Canadian ebook retailer Kobo and its self-publishing platform, Kobo… Read More

#FutureChat recap: A busy workout in the subscription debate

“There is much to unpack here.” That line from The Bookseller’s Philip Jones in his lead editorial Friday may have been the understatement of the week. Articles and essays, blog posts and comments continue to proliferate around the many issues in the digital book subscription debate, of course. One of the points made by Rachel Deahl at Publishers… Read More