Welcome, and thanks for choosing to build your library readership through the Indie Author Project (IAP). What started out as a partnership with Library Journal on the SELF-e program turned into a publishing community that includes multiple curation partners (including Library Journal), all built to help libraries find the best indie books and share them with their patrons.

After submitting to IAP, your book can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across your region. If your book is selected by our curation partners, it will also be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada.

Submission Guidelines

This service is free for all authors, no matter how you have chosen to indie publish. The submission process takes about 5 minutes, and you are welcome to submit as many of your books as you would like. Before you submit, please make sure that your book is:

  • A PDF or an ePUB file
  • In the English language
  • An original work to which you own the rights

Once submitted, your book will be passed through the review process, and you will be notified within 4–6 weeks if your book has been chosen as an Indie Author Project Selection.

Our curators are actively reviewing Adult and Young Adult Fiction submissions at this time. We are always accepting Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s submissions, but are still working on plans for when we will begin actively reviewing those genres.

All submissions, regardless of audience or genre, may be included in your local state collections, if you so choose!

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