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Aspiring Authors Invited to Submit to Indie Author Contest

Attention aspiring authors!

The Coronado Public Library is pleased to support the California Indie Author Project and help local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. In a partnership with Library Journal and Biblioboard (a self-publishing platform available through the library’s website), the contest is accepting submissions of adult and young adult fiction and will recognize the top indie-published eBooks in California.

Winners in each category will receive $500 as well as:

  • Inclusion in Indie California, a digital collection of local authors on BiblioBoard Library
  • Honors at the 2021 spring Indie Author Project (IAP) Reception
  • Opportunities to promote the winning title at California public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full page spread in Library Journal, one of America’s oldest and most renowned trade publications for library news
  • Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection

For indie-published authors, the contest is a fantastic prospect to elevate their careers and expand their readership. Along with the accolade of the award and its perks, being recognized by librarians creates credibility and visibility in the growing marketplace of digital content and indie-published books. Winning authors will reach hundreds if not thousands of new readers via the library and can also leverage being an award-winning indie author for additional marketing opportunities. Visit the Indie-Author Project Facebook page.

The Coronado Public Library provides access to Biblioboard, a digital space where community members can seamlessly publish their own ebooks and browse content from other authors. Visit to give it a try.

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Independently published
  • In the category of adult or young adult fiction
  • Written by a California resident
  • Available in either PDF or ePUB format

The contest will accept submissions through May 31, 2020. Authors can submit at



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