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.

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.
With the SELF-e program, local authors can share their work with the community and gain more exposure. After submitting your 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.
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.
Enter the Contest
We are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books! The 2019 contest will accept submissions from April 1-May 31. Winners will receive: $500 and honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville, plus much more.

Other Writing Resources

The award-winning magazine The Writer is available from RBdigital.

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:


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

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

TexShare Databases

The TexShare databases offer a resource for writers called the Literary Reference Center.


Did you publish a book on SELF-e? Let us know!