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BiblioBoard lets you create eBooks and print-ready books, share eBooks with the Indie Author Project, and read eBooks by Austin and Texas authors.

Create with BiblioBoard's Pressbooks:

  1. Make a BiblioBoard Library profile.
  2. Open the BiblioBoard menu and click "Create your book" in the For Authors section.
  3. You can also go to Pressbooks and sign in with your BiblioBoard Library profile.

Share with the Indie Author Project:

  1. Submit your eBook to the Indie Author Project from your Pressbooks account.
  2. You can also go to the BiblioBoard menu and click “Share Your Book” in the For Authors section.
  3. After a book is vetted, it is made available to participating libraries statewide in the Indie Texas Collection on BiblioBoard Library

Read with BiblioBoard Library:

  1. Make a BiblioBoard Library profile.
  2. Open and read eBooks in your browser.
  3. You can also download the BiblioBoard app to your device and sign in with your profile.
  4. When you find a title you want to read, click "Read This."
  5. To download eBooks in the BiblioBoard app, tap "Bookshelf". You can open the eBooks without being connected to the Internet.
  6. To find your downloaded eBooks, open the BiblioBoard menu and tap "Offline Bookshelf".
  7. To delete a downloaded eBook from your device, find it in the Offline Bookshelf, tap "Bookshelf", then "Remove".
  8. eBooks can be downloaded to the BiblioBoard app only, not from the browser.
  9. eBooks are always available with unlimited checkouts.

 

FAQ:

  • What is Pressbooks?
    Pressbooks is an easy-to-use digital self-publishing tool that allows writers to create professional-quality eBook and print-ready files in ePUB, MOBI and PDF formats.
     
  • Who can use Pressbooks?
    Any Austin Public Library cardholder.
     
  • What is the Indie Author Project?
    The Indie Author Project (IAP) is a year-round discovery program where indie authors can make their eBooks available through the library. Authors who are looking to promote their work and increase readership and exposure can submit their work to IAP to be featured in the statewide Indie Texas Collection. BiblioBoard and the Indie Author Project team handle all quality control, content vetting and author communication.
     
  • What is Indie Author Project Select?
    Indie Author Project Select (IAP Select) is a collection of indie books curated by Library Journal.
     
  • What is the IAP Select Process?
    After an IAP submission is added to the author’s local Indie Collection, Library Journal then vets all adult and YA fiction submissions for inclusion in IAP Select. Submissions deemed as high-quality indie titles are labeled as IAP Select. In addition to being available locally in the statewide Indie Texas Collection, these titles also appear in the genre-based LJ IAP Select collections, which are available at participating libraries all across the U.S. and Canada.

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