Libraries have a vibrant role to play in helping communities come together to create and share books. Inkie.org is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content. These resources, Pressbooks, Indie Author Project Select, and the Biblioboard Library, are free to anyone in Illinois.
Create: Pressbooks enables writers to convert their manuscripts into a variety of e-book and print formats. Pressbooks helps writers format their books with professional design templates and includes tools to assist with book organization. After converting their book into different formats, authors can distribute their book however they choose.
Share: Writers have several free potential options for sharing e-books through inkie.org:
Indie Illinois: A statewide collection of e-books promoting independently published local authors.
Indie Author Project Select: A Library Journal reviewed collection of adult and young adult fiction available to readers across the country.
Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project: An annual author contest in Illinois.