E-Read Texas is a statewide eBook program powered by BiblioBoard that provides thousands of geolocated, simultaneous use eBooks to residents across the state. All of the eBooks are also available through various individual public library SimplyE instances. This state-supported program partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives (TSLAC) provides baseline information and eBook resources to better support underfunded schools, information deserts, and homeschooled students.
The Texas Center for the Book partners with BiblioBoard and the TSLAC on the Texas Author Project. This program is focused on finding the best indie-published books in the state while raising the profile of those authors through events and promotion. See the acceptance speech from 2019 winner Scott Semagran at the TSLAC to get a sense of the spirit of these events.