“Over 50 percent of all library users go on to purchase ebooks by an author they were introduced to in the library.” (Library Journal's "Patron Profiles: Understanding the Behavior and Preferences of U.S. Public Library Users)
The Indie Author Project is a free service to authors to market their works on the Biblioboard platform.
Libraries are driving a new era of eBook discovery for indie authors and small presses. The Indie Author Project helps develop robust local writing communities and keeps libraries at the end of the indie book movement.
After submitting to the Indie Author Project, your book can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across your region. If your book is selected by our curation partners, like Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, it will also be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada.
This service is free for all authors, no matter how you have chosen to indie publish. The submission process takes about 5 minutes, and you are welcome to submit as many of your books as you would like. Before you submit, please make sure that your book is:
– A PDF or an ePUB file
– In the English language
– An original work to which you own the rights
Once submitted, your book will be passed through the review process, and you will be notified within 4–6 weeks if your book has been chosen as an Indie Author Project Selection.
Books that are chosen by our curators can opt into a royalty-paying program, where your eBook is sold in curated collections via library eBook platforms such as OverDrive, DPLA Exchange, cloudLibrary, and Axis360. The program is only available to authors who are part of our curated collections. The program is non-exclusive and built to be complementary to any current indie author marketing and sales programs.
Our curators are actively reviewing Adult and Young Adult Fiction submissions at this time. We are always accepting Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s submissions, but are still working on plans for when we will begin actively reviewing those genres.
All submissions, regardless of audience or genre, may be included in your local state collections, if you so choose!