Self-Published Authors: Author Talk Invitations

The following factors will be taken into account when inviting authors of self-published books to speak at the Waltham Public Library:
  • Does the book have positive reviews in professional journals e.g. Library Journal, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and/or Horn Book?
  • Are full bibliographic records available in MARC?
  • Does the book have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN)?
  • Does the book contain unique local or regional content?
  • Is the book bound and suitable for circulation?
  • Has the book been edited and proofed by a professional editor and proofreader?
  • Is the book available through major distributors, e.g. Baker & Taylor?
  • Is this a local author/illustrator from the metro Boston area?
Thank you for your interest in speaking about your book at the Waltham Public Library.