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May 27, 2014 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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BiblioBoard and Library Journal Launch Ebook Discovery Service

BiblioBoard worked with Library Journal (LJ) to create SELF-e, an ebook discovery service that helps public library patrons find works by self-published authors.

Authors can use SELF-e’s free submission portal to submit their ebooks, which LJ evaluates and selects on a rolling basis for curated genre collections in participating libraries, with a planned first release early next year. Whether or not they are chosen for the LJ collections, authors can use SELF-e to include their ebooks in statewide public library collections featuring other local authors.

“We didn’t want to be another fee-based review service for self-published titles, as that’s not providing a solution to authors or libraries. We’ve been looking for a way to connect the two for their common audience, the reader,” says Ian Singer, LJ’s publisher.

Source: BiblioBoard

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