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Fifth Avenue Press

In an effort to support the local writing community and promote the production of original content, the library is looking for completed manuscripts for potential 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 local history of the Ann Arbor area by publishing manuscripts with an Ann Arbor focus.

The library will provide editing, proofreading, formatting/layout, format conversion, design and cover art and other assistance to the author and will ultimately publish selected finished works with on-demand print publishing as an option. The author will retain the copyright and all potential earnings for their work. The library is not involved in distribution beyond purchasing hard-copies from the author to be added to the collection. Decisions about distribution and platform used will remain with the author. The library will host a launch event when the book is published and authors may sign and sell books at the event.

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