Self-publishing

SELF-e digital publishing platform

Calling all indie authors and aspiring writers!

Loudoun County Public Library is pleased to be the first library system in Virginia to make the SELF-e digital self-publishing platform available to our cardholders – for FREE! Upload your eBook (whether it is your family history or the next great American novel), and we will make it available to local readers. eBooks published on the SELF-e platform may be reviewed by Library Journal and included in a curated collection of self-published material available to library patrons across the nation! 

Enjoy!


Book Printing

The Symington Press is a book printing machine that makes high quality paperback books. You can print books from a catalog of millions of titles or print your own creative work. The Symington Press is located at the Rust Library.


  • Email our EBM team with questions or to schedule a printing.
  • A team member will respond within 2 business days.
  • Formatting requirements and instructions are available here: Formatting Files for the EBM.

Pricing

  • $6 per book, plus 3 cents per page

Discounts for bulk orders of the same book

  • 20-49 copies, 10% off
  • 50+ copies, 15% off

Nonprofit or Educational Organizations: $1 off per book (may be combined with volume discounts)


Search for titles available to print at On Demand Books.

To request a reprint, please email ebm@library.loudoun.gov the following information:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Loudoun County Public Library branch where the book will be picked up

Group demonstrations of the Symington Press are available by appointment.  Email our EBM team to schedule a tour.

The Symington Press is made possible by the A.V. Symington Gift Fund.