by Liza Perrat
Three international authors from Canada, the U.K. and France — @DianaStevan, @Roz_Morris and myself, @LizaPerrat — were very pleased to be invited to join the latest @Biblioboard Twitter #SELFeChat on Thursday, 21st April. Each of our books have been named among the top read SELF-e books of 2015, proving that, though many SELF-e authors submit through libraries in the United States, there is a strong and growing contingent of international authors.
Here is a summary of the chat (click the screenshot for a larger image):
SELF-e and Library Journal asked the authors why they decided to submit their books to SELF-e. “Increased exposure” proved a popular reason, as well as endowment and support from some best-selling indie authors.
The authors asked how they could track their own SELF-e book results, and how many times their books were borrowed.
An interesting question from author @JJMarsh1 about how many books to offer to SELF-e:
@JJMarsh1 also raised the question of possible Skype/video interactions between international authors and libraries:
In conclusion, the hour-long chat flew by, and I’m sure the other guest authors and participants came away knowing more about SELF-e and the way it can be used as a very useful discovery platform for international authors throughout U.S. libraries.