octopus logo
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Kelli Staley is here! Everyone in Illinois now has free access to a suite of self-publishing tools and resources.

Users can go to to create, design, and publish their very own e-book, submit their work for inclusion in local and national e-book collections, enter a Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project contest, or discover great reads by other independently published authors.

Get started publishing a collection of family recipes to share this holiday season, stories from your family history, poems, short stories, or novel! The possibilities are endless! 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.

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. is a partnership between RAILS and BiblioBoard. RAILS provides these services without fees to libraries or residents, as part of our tax-supported services and as a pillar of our e-content strategy

Check out today!