• What is Pressbooks?
    • Pressbooks is the Create component of MN Writes MN Reads. It 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?
    • Pressbooks is available to all Minnesotans, using geolocated IP authentication.
  • What is the Indie Author Project?
    • The Indie Author Project (IAP) is the Share component of MN Writes MN Reads. It 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 Minnesota Collection. BiblioBoard and the Indie Author Project team handle all quality control, content vetting, and author communication.
  • What is Indie Author Project Select?
  • 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 Minnesota 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.