Library Commission launches new service for local authors

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The West Virginia Library Commission, provider of state library information and services, has announced its newest service, SELF-e for authors.  SELF-e helps support local authors by providing a platform to make their eBook(s) available to more libraries.

Through its partnership with theSELF-e program,the WVLC allows local authors to reach a wider audience, both locally and nationally.  To access the service, authors may submit their works to the WVLC, who adds them to the Commission’s West Virginia Collection, a database of books provided to library patrons by the state library.

Once the eBook(s) are added to the West Virginia Collection, they are then automatically reviewed by the Library Journal for inclusion in the journal’sSELF-e Select database. SELF-e Select is available to public libraries across the United States.

Heather Campbell-Schock, state library services director, says, “West Virginia authors have rich stories and histories to tell.  It is wonderful to be able to provide this service to the writers of the state.”

Authors may find more information about the SELF-e program and can submit their eBooks at selfe.librariescreate.com/self-e/org/wvlc/.

To read submitted eBooks, state library patrons may visit library.biblioboard.com/module/indie-west-virginia. A WVLC library card is needed to access the library’s eBook database.To request a library card, visit the West Virginia State Library in the Culture Center in Charleston, WV, or send your name, address, phone number and email address to State Library Services at .