Big news for aspiring writers; Great River Regional Library (GRRL) now offers a new suite of resources – collectively called MN Writes MN Reads – to help local authors connect with local readers and beyond.!
MN Writes MN Reads is a free, user-friendly collection of tools for creating, publishing and sharing e-books with readers across Minnesota and potentially the country. Not an aspiring author? MN Writes MN Reads is also a great place to find something new to read.
“Leading indie authors agree that building an audience of readers is the biggest challenge they face. This program marries a great ebook experience with the validation of the most respected library review resource in the world. The result is a program that enables writers to share their work with their local communities and with libraries around the country,” says Mitchell Davis, founder and Chief Business Officer of BiblioBoard, the vendor behind these three resources.
“We are thrilled to offer the opportunity for Minnesota's authors to publish and share their works in a variety of ebook formats,” says Jami Trenam, Associate Director-Collection Development. “The service will capture the unique voices in Minnesota's communities, and provides a place for readers across the state to discover local talent.”
Libraries are increasingly places of content creation, and MN Writes MN Reads offers tools to help writers create and share their work. GRRL is excited to offer MN Writes MN Reads, which will enable the sharing of a wide and diverse array of local stories. These resources will give local writers broader exposure and give readers access to locally-produced content.
Visit MNWritesMNReads.org for more information as well as upcoming independent author contest details.