eSpotlight Extra! - California Author Project 2019

California Author Project in partnership with Library Journal and Biblioboard

The California Author Project wants to find the Best Self-Published Book in the State of California!

Is that book yours? Submit for a chance to win.

This year's contest runs from April 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019.

We will be accepting submissions through the California Author Project Portal at

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $500 each in adult and young adult categories
  • Honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at California public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Indie-published
  • In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
  • Written by a California resident
  • Available in either ePUB or PDF file

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If you're not sure how to get your book into ePUB or PDF format, check out Pressbooks. You can format and export your book for submission. It's free with your library card!

Got questions? We've got answers!

Feel free to contact us. We will happily answer any questions you have!

We're always open!

Don't forget! You can find help, tips, and links to other resources on our Online Resources pages — available 24/7.


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