Getting Started

The submission process takes about 10 minutes.

(1) VIEW AND ACCEPT THE TERMS OF AGREEMENT

On this page, you will also be able to opt-in to make your ebook(s) available in your state's public libraries in addition to being considered for the Library Journal-curated SELF-e modules.

(2) PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION

Enter a few basic items of information, including your Name, Local Library, and Email Address.

(3) SUBMIT YOUR FILE

We currently accept ebooks in ePub 2 and ePub 3 formats, as well as PDF (authors can submit Print-on-Demand files if they are in PDF). We are currently only accepting ebooks published in English.

Non- US Submissions: If you do not live in the United States, please select “Outside the US” in the drop down menu. Non-US ebooks will be available to library patrons in a collection specifically for books not published in the United States.

(4) ENTER BASIC METADATA

We use this information to manage the curation process, manage the judging process and to help readers discover your ebook once it is available to patrons.

(5) FINISH

It's that easy!


Going to submit a book of mystery, fantasy, romance or sci-fi?
Consider entering the Library Journal Self-Published Ebook Awards contest in addition to SELF-e. Just use this submission form.

Not in these genres? Click Next to get started with your standard SELF-e submission.