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Submission Guidelines

Sno-Isle Libraries maintains a Local Authors collection in our physical collection and we welcome additions. Materials added to this collection are donated, not purchased.

A local author is a person who lives in the library district's service area (Snohomish and Island Counties, excluding the cities of Everett and Woodway) or who has ties to the area that are evident in their work. The librarians in the Collection Services Department will decide whether an author's work is appropriate for the Local Authors collection.

If you would like to be added to the Local Authors collection, and you meet the eligibility requirements, you may donate one or two copies at your community library or mail them to the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center:

Sno-Isle Libraries
Attn: Collection Services
7312 35th Ave. NE
Marysville, WA 98271

Due to the volume of materials received, we may not be able to return items not selected for inclusion.

Sno-Isle Libraries also looks to collect local author materials in ebook format. If your title is available in Smashbooks or Kobo, Sno-Isle Libraries is able to purchase these items through Overdrive, our ebook vendor.

Not a local author but would like to add your work to our collection?

Librarians in the Collection Services Department are charged with the responsibility for selecting the materials we purchase. In making purchase decisions, the librarians are guided by selection criteria that are included in the Collection Development Policy.  

How to suggest your work:

Ask Us, Tell Us - In your message, please include:

  • General information about your book (title, author, ISBN, publisher, date of publication, price, intended audience)
  • A link to your book's website and links to reviews or other media coverage (we rely on reviews for much of our selection decisions)

You may also submit promotional materials or a copy of your work at your community library or the Service Center. Due to the volume of materials received, we may not be able to return sample copies of works that are not solicited by our staff.

Thank you for your interest in adding your work to the Sno-Isle Libraries collection!

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