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New tool for local authors

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions,
Pressbooks

The Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to announce that we are making a new tool available for our talented and prolific local author community. 

The Pressbooks online tool allows you to create a professional looking e-book file. The easy to use software assists you in selecting a layout, formatting your chapters, inserting a cover file, and entering the bibliographic data used by e-book retailers. Once you have created your file you can export it and save it for personal use or to sell on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc. You also have the option of creating print files.

Access to similar e-book formatting programs for the individual consumer can be very expensive, so LAPL is very excited to partner with BiblioBoard to make this product available to our patrons free of charge. Please click here to request a free account.

We do hope that you will also consider submitting your e-book file to the Library’s Indie California collection through our SELF-e portal. Our e-book readers are waiting to discover your work!


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