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So you want to be a writer?

Introducing! is a suite of resources - available to everyone in Illinois at no charge - that support local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allow readers to access locally-produced content. 

Once you are familiar with website, it is time to get started. Users can create and publish an e-book, share their e-book with readers all over the state, and find local and independently published e-books to read.  You will need to create a Pressbook account in order to create an e-book. Click here for more information on how to create an account. is a partnership between RAILS and BiblioBoard. RAILS provides these services without fees to libraries or residents, as part of tax-supported services and as a pillar of their e-content strategy.

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