A self-published novel, The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken, was the best-selling ebook on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble during the week ending April 13, 2013. This statistic demonstrates a major shift in our literary ecosystem—self-published books have become culturally important.
Our society is now producing relevant books—books worth reading, books impacting our culture—from individuals, not just publishing houses. This is a significant change and has real ramifications for libraries.
“Are we offering enough self-published titles?”
Librarians are taking notice of the phenomenon of... continue reading →
What if libraries around the world offered a single eBook to all of their patrons for free? Library e-book resource Overdrive and independent publisher Sourcebooks have created Big Library Read. The goal of this pilot program is to create a global library book club by selecting one title for library patrons around the world to... continue reading →