Are you an author? Do you want to self-publish your book in order to grow your readership? BiblioTech is here to support you. Use the tools below to create, share and promote your books, in our community and beyond.
Whether you have already written your first book or are just getting started, you can write, edit and design your book with ease using Pressbooks Public.
Start with Pressbooks
Build your library readership through the Library Journal SELF-e program. After submitting, your book can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across Texas.
Submit to SELF-e
Look up your book, and find other up-and-coming authors, on BiblioBoard, a BiblioTech-provided platform that features SELF-e published books and much more.
Read on BiblioBoard
If your book is accepted to Library Journal's SELF-e Select program, it will go live throughout the country. If this happens, please contact us to schedule a possible appearance at our libraries.
Other Writing Resources
Lynda, an online learning platform offered by BiblioTech, offers many different courses to enhance your writing skills. Just a few options include:
- Writing in Plain English – Learn to write in a way that is easily understood by your target audience
- Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story – This course offers practical how-to advice, then illustrates it using before-and-after examples.
- Editing and Proofreading Made Simple – Tips and tricks to edit your own writing and make sure it’s as polished as possible before you hit send.
For help with all your book research needs, login to the TexShare databases offered by BiblioTech. These databases include many useful resources, such as:
- Gale Literary Sources
- Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
- Gale Science in Context