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Teaching Teens Self-Publishing @ the Library

About two years ago, Smashwords was busy working with Los Gatos (CA) Public Library to introduce the world of self-publishing to the library’s patrons. Since then, the affiliation between the two groups has taken on a new venue: local high school classrooms.

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E-Publishing and Libraries: A 21st Century Partnership

The partnership between the Los Gatos (CA) Public Library (LGPL) and Smashwords has spurred a movement within the library and publishing communities. “Forward-looking libraries such as LGPL are expanding from a culture of literacy into a culture that includes authorship,” says Jim Azevedo, the marketing director at Smashwords. [1] Since 2010, this new partnership has worked to bring libraries and authors together by promoting e-book publishing.