Looking for tools to write and publish a book? We can help with that! This is our Writer’s Resources page, where we gather all of our writing resources so that you can add your indie book to our collection, and the collection of libraries of across the state. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Local authors, use Pressbooks Public to create, edit, format, and generate print-ready and ebook formats for your books. It is an easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish.
Pressbooks Public delivers print-ready files as well as ebook files optimized to look great in all ebook stores.
Increase exposure of your book by sharing it through BiblioBoard’s Indie Author Project program!
Each year they take submissions to find the best-of-the-best indie ebooks across the nation. Could your book be next?
After submitting to IAP, your book can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across your region. If your book is selected by BiblioBoard curation partners, it will also be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada.
Access BiblioBoard Library from the library website or download the app (for Apple, Android, or Kindle) and enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world.
Biblioboard Library is easy to use and there are never holds, waitlists, or complicated checkout processes. All items on BiblioBoard Library are ALWAYS AVAILABLE.
Days Left To Submit Your Book To the Florida Author Project Contest!
Calling All St. Johns County Indie Authors
Do you love writing but aren’t sure how to get in the publishing pool? Here’s your chance! The Florida Author Project writing competition begins April 1, 2021. Finalists in this competition will be reviewed by The Library Journal, one of America’s oldest and most renowned trade publications for library news. Winners will receive $500, a full-page feature in The Library Journal, their work included in Indie Florida (a digital collection available on Biblioboard), and more. Submissions must be indie-published, in the adult or young adult fiction genre, written by a Florida resident, and in an e-pub or PDF format. Entries are due by May 31, 2021. Need help formatting your book? Check out our database, PressBooks! We can’t wait to see what stories our St. Johns County writing community shares. Enter today!
Thanks to your library, you can now create, edit, format and generate print-ready and ebook formats for your book—no matter how far along it may be. Watch this easy Pressbooks Public tutorial to learn how to professionally format your work to share anywhere.
Once you’ve formatted your book, we encourage you to submit it to the Indie Author Project. After your book is vetted, it is made available to participating libraries statewide in the Indie Florida Collection on BiblioBoard Library. This is a great way to reach even more readers.
Want a quick overview of how to use PressBooks? Start here!
Helpful hints from the BiblioBoard Team.
This user guide will walk you through everything you can do with Pressbooks. Find answers for common questions you may have while building your books.