What is BiblioBoard?
Calling all writers, poets, musicians, photographers, composers, artists, and other multimedia creators!
BiblioBoard is a new platform that connects libraries, creators, and library patrons seeking new work by local artists and writers. For creators, BiblioBoard enables you to self-publish your work and get your work into library collections. It’s a full-service writing center, supporting authors from conception to production and distribution.
The BiblioBoard platform has several tools:
Pressbooks is an easy-to-use online editing tool that allows authors to convert their works from a Microsoft Word document or to create entirely new works on PressBooks. You choose your template and select your cover design. Once formatted, these works are PDF files, easy to upload to self-publishing sites such as CreateSpace, Amazon, Kindle, Apple iBooks, or other sites. Get started using the Pressbooks writing composition component here [https://npl.pressbooks.pub], and use this short video to get more information about this tool.
Self-e is the self-publishing took that allows authors to self-publish works for your local library, Newark Public Library. Your work becomes part of the BiblioBoard collection, allowing NPL cardholders access to your work as an eBook. The Indie New Jersey feature has many eBooks by New Jersey authors and organizations. Submit to Self-e now at https://selfe.librariescreate.com/self-e/org/npl and use this short video for more information about this tool. And be sure to check out the many eBooks written by local New Jersey authors included in the Indie New Jersey collection here.
BiblioBoard Library provides digital content delivery to the Newark Public Library: eBooks, primary source documents, graphic novels, music, videos, and more. There is a free mobile app available for the Google Play Store and for the Apple App Store. And all you need is a valid Newark Public Library card to access BiblioBoard! (Click here to download the application for a Library card, and bring it to the Library location that’s most convenient for you with proper identification).