I am really excited that library services are expanding. We have the opportunity, and sometimes challenge, of offering our community a new outlet for creativity and knowledge. Outside of streaming services, there is the self-publishing market. Libraries have the chance to offer this platform to their patrons. Here are services that I feel are worth mentioning:
FastPencil: A service from Recorded Books. Patrons can create a eBook, ePUB or PDF, and offer it to an audience or keep their work private, via OneClick Digital or a upgrade to a commercial platform. It is a cloud-based writing platform where anyone has a tool to create a eBook.
Self-E: A service offered by Library Journal and Biblioboard . Curation service, where authors can promote their eBook through libraries with collection development rules in place. Library Journal will review a submission before it is available for distribution.
mbrisbin [at] chplnj.org