Posted December 4, 2019.

Yakima Valley Libraries now accepting self-published, independent, and small-press titles

Yakima Valley Libraries, in Washington State, is now accepting self-published, independent, and small-press titles for inclusion in our new Local & Regional Author Collection (LRAC).

The driving idea behind this collection is to provide a special space and readership for our local and regional self-published and small press authors that often don’t meet our criteria to be purchased for the collection.

Titles included in the Collection will be added to the online library catalog, and will be made available for checkout from the library.

In order to be considered for inclusion in the Local & Regional Author Collection, authors must:

•       Donate 1-2 copies of their book(s) to Yakima Valley Libraries
•       Be a self-published or independently published author
•       Currently reside in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho; OR have previously lived in one of these states for at least 5 years

Additional criteria & guidelines apply.  Please review the submission forms for more information and instructions on how to submit materials. We are also planning to host at least one event featuring local authors in the Spring of 2020; any authors who are interested in speaking at one of our community libraries, should be sure to check the appropriate box on the submission form.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact LeNee Gatton at

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