May 16, 2022

Minnesota: Local Authors Can Now Submit eBooks to Library For Possible Acquisition

From The Woodbury Bulletin:

Over the last two years, the Washington County Library system has grown its eBook titles to more than 2,500 titles.

Now, the library system is hoping to expand that collection and open up opportunities to local authors.

Earlier this month library officials launched a new initiative called “Library Local Content,” which allows local and independent authors to submit eBooks to be included in the library’s catalogue.

Joe Manion, public services director for Washington County Libraries, developed the idea for Library Local Content after hearing of a similar initiative that is currently in place in Douglas County, Colo.

“We’ve always been very concerned about making everybody’s works accessible,” he said. “What’s a little bit more difficult is to find the small author, the author who is getting started, the author who is local – but now we have the eBook revolution.”

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