Los Gatos Library is partnering with Smashwords to reach out to local authors to make them aware of the free tools available for self-publishing. Using the Smashwords platform and free advice contained on the website and in the Smashwords Style Guide authors can publish their works for free and make them available to a worldwide audience that includes public libraries. Authors that use the co-branded Los Gatos Library portal will have their work tagged as originating from the Los Gatos Library. Once these works are available via library distributors such as Overdrive, 3M and Baker and Taylor, Los Gatos Library will have the ability to consider them for purchase as part of our eBook collection. Materials that are purchased will have to meet our existing Materials Selection Policy.