January 20, 2022

Pressbooks Public: A New BiblioBoard and Pressbooks Hook-Up Will Provide Self-Publishing Software and Services for Libraries

From Porter Anderson at The Bookseller:

US library digital patron-services provider BiblioBoard and Canadian online book-production specialist Pressbooks are forming a new partnership called Pressbooks Public, designed to let libraries offer e-book-publishing services to their local authors.


Pressbooks Public is being described as “a new indie author composition” service, which will effectively create a seamless channel for an author’s creation of an ebook available for distribution not only to regular commercial channels but also to US library collections.

The library element is made possible by BiblioBoard’s partnership with Library Journal in the creation of SELF-e, which uses Library Journal’s curation services to enable BiblioBoard to offer pre-screened indie e-books to librarians in both state and national level anthologies for the 299-million-patron US library system.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.