Looking for tools to write and publish a book? We can help with that! This is our Writer's Corner 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 let us know if you have any questions.

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Using Pressbooks, you can bring your unique digital stories to life. You can write, edit and design your book, and book cover, with ease. You can also create your own BiblioBoard Library experience by customizing your BiblioBoard Library homepage and creating a user profile.
Share
With the SELF-e program, local authors can share their work with the community and gain more exposure. After submitting you book on SELF-e, your book will be available in libraries across Texas. Books chosen for SELF-e Select will be available across the country.
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In BiblioBoard Library, you have access to thousands of indie books, a Community Reads collection and more and you'll never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit. There are also historical and primary sources, some of which address our local history.

Other Writing Resources

If you're looking to improve your writing before getting started with Pressbooks and SELF-e, BiblioTech has resources to help!

Lynda Training

Lynda Training, an active learning platform offered by BiblioTech, offers many different courses to enhance your writing skills. Some of the 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.

UniversalClass

UniversalClass is another active learning platform offered by BiblioTech. This platform features over 50 courses to help develop writing skills, including:

  • Novel Writing 101 - Using the steps outlined within this course, aspiring novelists can find the structure they need to create a well-crafted manuscript.
  • Nonfiction Writing 101 - This course is designed to take you beyond the basics and to guide you through the writing process to the finish line.
  • Genre-specific classes - These courses include topics like Historical Fiction Writing, Writing for Children and Writing Romance.

More information about Lynda Training and UniversalClass is available on our Active Learning Platforms page.

TexShare Databases

The TexShare databases also have resources for writers. These include:

  • The Literary Reference Center
  • Gale Literary Sources
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Did you publish a book on SELF-e? Let us know!

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