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Self Publishing

The 2021 Virginia Author Project contest begins April 1!  The submission page officially opens on April 1 – find out more here.

Are you a maker of zines, and would like to submit your work to our growing collection? Then check out our Richmond Zines program! We’re accepting zine submissions from adults.  If you need more information about the project, check out this video guide.

Check out our new zine produced by the Richmond Public Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG). This zine was started to highlight the creative work of youth living in Richmond City and its surrounding counties. In it you will find a variety of pieces including poetry, short fiction, drawings, photography, essays, and more!

Local authors, use Pressbooks to create, edit, format, and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your books and instantly publish to the Indie Author Project.

Have a multimedia project in mind? Your original music, a short movie, oral histories of your community are examples of Creator projects.  Use BiblioBoard® Creator  to easily create and publish your project to share everywhere.  To begin using, email support@biblioboard.com and  request a username. Learn more about Creator, by watching this video.

Authors submit books to the  Indie Author Project and share their book with readers in Richmond and throughout Virginia.  If your book is selected by Library Journal, it will be available to readers across the US and Canada.  Find out more about how you can get started today with this short video. Please note: Authors submitting to the Indie Author Project give the Indie Author Project a non-exclusive license to make their ebook available to public library patrons via subscribing institutions in the public library market. Participation in the Indie Author Project does not restrict authors and their publishing service providers/future publishers in any manner from promoting and selling their ebooks to any market. Authors also reserve all intellectual and propriety rights in the work— the Indie Author Project does not infringe upon that.

Access BiblioBoard Library on the web or download the app and enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world right now.  BiblioBoard Library Popup Picks also offers exciting new fiction, popular comic books, award-winning videos, colorful children’s books and much more. No holds lists, no overdues, and no login required!