NaNoWriMo and Self-Publishing

National Novel Writing MonthDuring the month of November tens of thousands of people around the world will participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30th. NaNoWriMo is a fun, supportive event that encourages people to achieve their creative goals and find their voice. Last year 402,142 participants from all walks of life tackled the challenge and came away novelists.

If you are interested in Self-Publishing, even if you don't participate in NaNoWriMo, you will want to take a look at the new Self Publishing Toolbox on InfoSoup. The page includes resources for creating, sharing, and discovering self-published works.

  • Pressbooks
    • Design your own books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print ready formats using Pressbooks. Pressbooks is an easy-to-use online software that allows users to create professional-quality print-ready and eBook files.
  • SELF-e
    • With the SELF-e program, authors can submit their ebook to SELF-e to have it showcased in the Indie Wisconsin Statewide Collection while retaining all rights to their work. Readers across the state can discover their work with the potential for national exposure.
  • Biblioboard
    • BiblioBoard library contains local content from self-publishing authors, along with top indie ebooks selected by Library Journal. App available.
  • Wisconsin Author Project
    • Through the Wisconsin Author Project, libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. Submissions for the next contest will begin in Spring 2019.

Pressbooks, the Wisconsin Author Project, SELF-e, and BiblioBoard Library are a project of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC)with additional funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services