Writer’s Room

SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard® that enables local authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published eBooks to eager readers looking to discover something new. Using SELF-e, GCPL will be able to take submissions from our local authors and make those eBooks available to any participating library across the state of Ohio on BiblioBoard’s award-winning PatronsFirst™ platform.

BiblioBoard Library is an easy-to-use platform that allows GCPL to offer high-quality content to patrons on the web and on eDevices. Supporting books, articles, documents, images, audio and video, BiblioBoard Library is host to content from traditional publishers, indie authors, cultural institutions and local thought leaders.


Pressbooks is an easy-to-use online software that allows authors to create professional quality eBooks and print-ready files in ePUB, MOBI and PDF formats. Free for library patrons – sign in with your BiblioBoard account.

Have you written a book? Local authors can submit their eBook to the library using SELF-e. Online submission is quick and easy. Distribution of the eBook is royalty-free and the license is non-exclusive. If you need help formatting your book, use Pressbooks.

Discover new authors by exploring self-published eBooks in the “Indie Ohio” collection. The best submitted books, as determined by Library Journal, appear in Library Journal Select Writer’s Collections. Create a BiblioBoard account to browse and instantly read eBooks.