A locally focused and publicly owned publishing imprint.
In order to support the local writing community and promote the production of original content, the library is looking for completed manuscripts for publication through our press. Rather than provide an advance, the library will invest in the production of the finished work in exchange for permanent digital distribution to AADL cardholders via the library's website. The AADL Productions team will review submissions to determine which projects move forward. The library is looking to publish fiction, and non-fiction for children, teens or adults. We want to support the work of local authors writing on any topic as well as record the culture and history of the Ann Arbor area by publishing manuscripts with a local focus.
The library will provide:
- Editing, proofreading, formatting/layout, format conversion, design, cover art, and other needed assistance determined by the type of manuscript to get the book ready for publication. - A finished, polished manuscript formatted for ebook publishing and on-demand print publishing as an option at the author's expense. - A launch/book release event for the author when the book is published. The author may sell their book at the event and do a signing. - Resources and advice for marketing and promoting the book once it's published. The author will retain the copyright and any profit for their work. The library is not involved in distribution beyond purchasing printed hard-copies from the author to be added to the library's collection. Decisions about distribution and platform(s) used will remain with the author. For further details, please see our FAQ
If you have a completed manuscript please find the official submission form here. The submission form is broken at the moment but we are working on it. Email us at the address below with any questions.