Available to every resident of the state of Wisconsin, Pressbooks is an easy-to-use online software that allows users to create, edit, format/design and generate professional-quality print-ready files and eBook files for your book — no matter how far along it may be. Libraries and their patrons use this tool for newsletters, poetry, novels and more in digital and print ready formats.


If you choose to use the PUBLISH tool in Pressbooks, you will see the option to submit to SELF-e, which sends your publication for review in Library Journal's SELF-e program. Books submitted to SELF-e which pass the basic review standards will be made available on the Indie Wisconsin page at and be available to anyone in the state using the web site or the Biblioboard app. Books in the Indie Wisconsin collection that have been favorably judged by Library Journal receive a "Highlight" designation.


The Indie Wisconsin site allows users to discover and read self-published eBooks by local authors.


The video below was made for library staff to have an introduction to Pressbooks, Biblioboard (host of Indie Wisconsin), and WPLC's partnership that makes this tool available to WI residents. The video is longer than most that are posted for the public since it was created as a training tool; we include it here for those interested in the details.

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