Introducing Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

Interested in getting your novel, dissertation, poetry collection, or children’s book into ebook and print-ready formats?

The Minnesota Library Publishing Project (MLPP) provides online publishing tools and training information to support independent authors and small publishers, all for free.
MLPP’s book design tool is Pressbooks: an easy-to-use, online tool that enables authors and publishers to create professional-quality versions of a book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF, and other formats. Authors also have a variety of options to create print versions of their book(s). MLPP also offers training videos, best practices documents, and step-by-step instructions on how to get started with Pressbooks.
The MLPP is intended to encourage conversation among libraries about and promote experimentation with open- and self- publishing, helping local communities come together to create and share books.
Libraries across MN are supporting MLPP by meeting with writing groups and supporting patrons as they work with the Pressbooks. If you are an ECRL patron with questions about the MLPP, please contact Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian.

The MLPP is a pilot project coordinated by Minitex and Minnesota’s academic and public libraries, with funding provided by Minitex and academic libraries that have volunteered to supply financial backing for the project.


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