Local and Self-Published Author Submissions

Local Authors

As part of our selection process, we always like to know if an author has a local/regional connection.  

All title submissions are subject to our Collection Development Policy and will be considered by the staff member who selects in that area.  

If we choose to add the title, you will be contacted.  

To have your work considered for selection, please fill out the form below.  

Self-Published Titles

All title submissions are subject to our Collection Development Policy and will be considered by the staff member who selects in that area.  

From that policy:  

SELF-PUBLISHED WORKS
The library enthusiastically embraces the reading and written literacy and creative endeavors of its patrons; however, self-published creative works and vanity press publications (i.e., works designed, created, published, and paid for by the creator) are considered for acquisition only if they meet the General Principles For Selection and are favorably reviewed by recognized review sources.

To have a self-published work considered for selection, please fill out the form below.

Local or Self-Published Author Submission Form

Your Contact Information
What kind of title is it?
Please choose the primary area of interest for your title, so that this may be routed to the correct selector.  If you consider this to cover more than one area, please note that in the "more information" area below.  
 
Is this title self-published?
See our Self-Published Works policy excerpted above.  
 
Has your book been assigned an ISBN?
Please provide us with links to review websites, publisher websites, your website or blog, or other information that would help us in our selection process.  
 
Are you a local author?
As part of our selection process, we always like to know if an author has a local/regional connection.  
 
Please explain your local connection in a few words (e.g. born in Des Moines, educated in Iowa, etc.) 
Are you intending to Donate a copy of your title if it is selected for our collection?
Please do not donate a title prior to our selection decision.  If you choose Yes, we will contact you if the title is selected to be added to our collection.  If you choose No, this simply helps us determine what costs are involved in adding the title.  
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