Join Mayor Cheney and a who's who of Frisco at the ribbon cutting for the Trail Blazer Press at Frisco Public Library this Saturday at 3 pm. Trail Blazer Press brings affordable self-publishing to Frisco and surrounding communities.
Trail Blazer Press takes a hands-on approach. From editing to layout and design, users own the process. After years of filling folders with drafts or managing boxes of family photos or favorite recipes, guests can ditch the storage and print a book. The Library provides a variety of training tools. There are quick guides, manuals, and classes designed to ease the transition from inquisitive visitor to confident published author.
“We are delighted to provide library guests the opportunity to publish what they’ve written at the Library. Our new service prints and binds bookstore quality softcover books at the Library,” says Shelley Holley, Library Director. “The services at Frisco Public Library reflect the entrepreneurial nature and innovative spirit of the City of Frisco. Trail Blazer Press is easy to use allowing anyone and everyone to tell their story.”
Interested guests do not need a library membership and, while encouraged, are not required to attend the free classes. Planned publishers need to bring their complete work, edited, formatted, and saved as a PDF to Library staff. Turnaround time and expense will vary.
“We are definitely blazing new trails with the Trail Blazer Press,” explains Thomas Finley, Manager of Adult Services. “We are still working through what an average cost will be, since this is a brand new service but guests should expect a very affordable base cost and know that there are many a la carte options for their unique book.”
This program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission and The Friends of Frisco Public Library.
Find out more about Trail Blazer Press at friscolibrary.com/trailblazer.
We hope to see you this Saturday!