BiblioBoard Benefits Authors, Readers and Libraries

A lot of resources I share here aim to benefit other authors… even though my mind is always on romancing new readers which are often found in libraries. It’s hard to find a post that can offer something to all three. Then I discovered BiblioBoard.

BiblioBoard is a way to bring communities of readers and authors together through their local library system. Authors submit their books, and if approved, the ebook will be offered through their local library system. Authors find readers. Readers find free reads. Libraries find another meaningful way to interact with both. Win, win and also win.

Now patrons of my library system, Mid-Continent, can read Bitter Suites, rate, comment and even purchase it through Amazon. It’s been added to Indie Missouri collections so readers from my home state can read it. There are all sorts of ways to interact with new readers I am just now discovering. You can check out the Bitter Suites listing for yourself here.

How to hook up with BiblioBoard.

  1. Visit their website at biblioboard.com to read about all they offer.
  2. Upload your finished ebook to Self-e here.
  3. Wait for Self-e to approve your book. Simple.

Need help getting that finished ebook? Try the free Pressbooks service here. I haven’t used Pressbooks myself yet, but I will with my next poetry book Altars and Oubliettes coming in April. I like the idea that it’s free and available to all, looks easy and it provides both print and all ebook formats.

I’ll continue to share my experiences with BiblioBoard, and soon PressBooks. Both are free to readers and writers—a stellar way to promote literacy. Publishing power to the people!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com.
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