Welcome to Arapahoe Libraries' writers' resources. If you’re ready to write and publish your great American novel, biography, graphic novel or other literary project you’ve been longing to create, the library is here to help. Using the resources provided here, you can learn, research, create, format and submit your original work for publishing. Have any questions, contact us for help.


Pressbooks is an easy-to-use online software that allows you to create professional-quality ebooks and print-ready files in ePUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. This is a free service provided by the Library District. To get started, just create a BiblioBoard account or sign-in to your existing account today.

Have you finished and formatted an original work of writing? You can now submit it as an ebook for distribution through the library’s Indie Author Project. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Online submission is quick and easy. 
  • The license is non-exclusive so you can still submit your book to other publishers or platforms. 
  • If you need help formatting your book, please see the previous section for information on how to do this using Pressbooks.


Discover new independent authors by exploring self-published ebooks in our Indie Colorado collection. Create an account through BiblioBoard to instantly read these selections. Learn more about the Colorado Author Project.

A Beginner’s Guide to Publishing with Author Lionel Bender

Oct 7th | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join author Lionel Bender to learn how to select and approach publishers, whether to find an agent and the types of materials to submit.



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