Talented, Undiscovered, Self-Published Illinois Author
In this statewide contest, librarians judge self-published fiction by Illinois authors to select and promote a winner.
Join us at the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park on October 10, 2017, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, for "This is What a Self-Published Author Looks Like."
Meet STBF 2017 winner Daniel Rosenberg and 2015 winner Michael Peck.
We invite all self-published authors to attend. We will be taking photos of self-published authors for inclusion in This is What a Self-Published Author Looks Like. If you are an Illinois author and you would like to attend this presentation, please email email@example.com to receive special entry to the conference for this presentation.
- Statewide recognition by libraries as the top self-published book
- $1,000 cash prize
- Announcement of winner and finalists at Gail Borden Public Library event
- Promotion and royalties through sales in the Indie Rock Stars module, alongside indie bestselling superstars
- Print book sales to Illinois libraries
- Inclusion in Popup Picks, a mobile media curation service offered by Reaching Across Illinois Library System, for three months
- Book review in Library Journal
- Book tour of Illinois libraries
- Use the apply/nominate links to begin the nomination process!