PVLD Writer's Corner
Welcome to the Writer's Corner
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 to collections of libraries across the state. Use the tools below, or the tabs on the left, to find out more about the library's writing resources. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Pressbooks - Create your own ebook
Using Pressbooks, you can bring your unique digital stories to life. You can write, edit and design your book, and book cover, with ease.
Indie Author Project - Share your book with the community
With the Indie Author Project program, local authors can share their work with the community and gain more exposure. After submitting your book to the Indie Author Project, your book will be available in libraries across California. Select books will be available across the country.
Biblioboard - Discover and access thousands of indie books
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.
Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish. With Pressbooks Public, writers can create professional-quality print-ready and eBook files to distribute commercially and share through their library with the Indie Author Project. This tool can be used by authors of all types, whether they’re just starting or have multiple completed works, and is available at no cost to the author through the library.
Indie Author Project
Authors, submit your eBook to the Indie Author Project to have it showcased in the Indie California Regional Collection. Readers across the region can discover your work with the potential for national exposure. 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 digital books, images, videos, and more from libraries, artists, authors, and others from your community and around the world right now. Enjoy exciting new fiction, popular comic books, award-winning videos, colorful children’s books, and much more. No holds lists, no overdues, and no login required!