The Indie Author Project is a publishing community that includes public libraries, authors, curators, and readers working together to connect library patrons with great indie-published books. IAP has helped hundreds of libraries engage their local creative community and assisted in getting more than 12,000 indie authors into their local libraries. Most importantly, the project has worked with top curation partners and librarians to identify hundreds of these as the best indie eBooks available to readers — so they can be sustainably circulated to library patrons with confidence.
Find a new favorite author. Indie Author Project (IAP) Select features top indie-published books in adult and young adult fiction. The books are curated by Library Journal and library editorial boards in regions across North America and were chosen by editors and librarians from thousands of submissions. IAP Select features NY Times and USA Today best-selling authors, and numerous award winners. Visit the IAP collection.
Format your book. Pressbooks Public is a digital self-publishing tool. With Pressbooks Public, writers can create professional-quality print-ready and eBook files to distribute commercially and share through their library with the Indie Author Project. This tool can be used by authors of all types, whether they’re just starting or have multiple completed works, and is available at no cost to the author through the public library. Learn more.
Find readers. Through the Indie Author Project (IAP) publishing community, authors are able to submit eBooks directly to their local public library to then be vetted by industry editorial partners (such as Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and others) and regional library editorial boards. Being selected by these curators can lead to expanded discovery, marketing, and networking opportunities. Learn more.