Amplifying Community Engagement
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
2-3 PM ET11 AM-12 PM PT

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The advent and distribution of ebooks has reinvented the modern library. With SELF-e and other self-managed self-publishing programs, libraries have become a channel for ebook distribution and discovery while creating a positive and supportive environment for local writers and readers.

With geolocation technology, libraries can now get ebooks by local authors (and more) into the hands of their community – inside and outside of the library’s walls – with just one click. Authors can use the same link to locally promote their book – available for unlimited, simultaneous reading – seamlessly driving traffic back to the library, creating a true win-win.

With self-published ebook programs living alongside emerging options for short story, poetry, YA writing and journalism contests, libraries have never been in a better position to engage their local community.

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A fantastic panel of leading library professionals paired with local authors to tell their stories about how this smart technology paired with community engagement has helped amplify their communities and readership.


Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal

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