Inkie.org is a partnership between RAILS and BiblioLabs, LLC to bring all Illinois libraries and residents resources to self-publish e-books, and access to collections of independently-published e-books by local authors.
In addition, I've updated the resources that the Lillie M. Evans Library has that can help novel writers. We have books by several famous authors that give some insights on their writing styles. One of my favorites, Janet Evanovich, has one called How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. Anne Lamott has written Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life and Stephen King’s book is simply called On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. In addition to these, we also have Writer’s Market, MLA Handbook and Modern Library’s Writer’s Workshop.
For other titles in our collection, click on the link below:Search RSAcat for authorship
Amazon’s Self Publishing
Barnes & Noble’s Self Publishing
CrimeSpace: A place for Readers and Writers of Crime Fiction to Meet
Grammar Girl: Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing
National Novel Writing Month
Writers Write: Your One-Stop Resource for Information about Books, Writing & Publishing
UPDATE 2/13/20: In addition to the above resources, we'd like to mention the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project and the Indie Author Project (which is nationwide). Both were created by librarians to identify, recognize and promote indie fiction--both adult and YA.