Self-Publish Books for Free with the MLPP!

For your students, for yourself!

This course is a collaboration between Minitex, the Northern Lights Library Network, and the Northwest Service Cooperative.

Hello, Aspiring Authors!

Let's learn about self-publishing with the Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project, or MLPP. Thanks to your library, you can now create, edit, format and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book—all for free, using the Pressbooks platform!

NOTE: This service is available for free to Minnesota residents.

Your Instructor

NWSC, NLLN, Minitex
NWSC, NLLN, Minitex


Minitex is an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Our mission is to strengthen libraries, cultural institutions, and the communities they serve. We connect libraries and individuals with information, ideas, and experiences to enrich lives and strengthen communities.

Linda Mork, Reference Outreach and Instruction Librarian


Northern Lights Library Network (NLLN) is a cooperative system of two hundred eighty academic, public, school, and special libraries in twenty-three counties in North-central, North-west, and West-central Minnesota, working at the grassroots level to bring together all types of libraries and collections in the region to discover, enhance, and share resources through administrative, technological, and educational support. Northern Lights Library Network is funded by the Minnesota Legislature through the Department of Education.

Kathy Enger, Executive Director


The mission of the Northwest Service Cooperative is to be a Regional Leadership Partner with Schools, Cities, Counties and other Governmental Agencies and to plan and provide innovative programs and quality services that maximize resources.

Gina Drellack, Education Consultant/Coach -- [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is this really free?
It is absolutely free -- if you are in Minnesota! The Pressbooks platform is made free for Minnesotans through Minitex.

Get started now!