How Publisher Ben Macklin Uses Pressbooks

For the past two years, Ben Macklin’s company, father-and-son venture BWM Books, has been helping published authors give new life to their out-of-print and unpublished works by self-publishing them in ebook and print-on-demand formats. BWM, whose services span all aspects of the publishing process, has used Pressbooks to streamline production and formatting for around 25 more →

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New Kids’ Book Theme: Sabatini

Writing a tale of swashbuckling, legend, historical romance or adventure? You may want to wrap it in our new Sabatini theme, a children’s-literature-friendly layout named for Italian-British writer Raphael Sabatini, the author of Scaramouche. The title font is IM Fell English, by Igino Marini. This theme is perfect for kids’ and young adult books. See our Pressbooks more →

Pressbooks June News

Dear Pressbookers, We’ve got new features, new themes and new partnerships to announce, along with an expanded guide on how to use Pressbooks, and last but not least, a discount on PDF exports. 1. New themes 2. Improved image editing 3. New Guide chapters 4. Q&A: Pressbooks user Inglath Cooper 5. Pressbooks in the news more →

Featured User: Best-selling Author Inglath Cooper

Best-selling romance-fiction novelist Inglath Cooper has 19 books to her credit, including 11 books that were published traditionally through Harlequin. In the past year, the RITA-award-winning author has used the Pressbooks platform to release eight of her books independently on Amazon. Today, Cooper’s popular Nashville series is tearing up the charts, with book one ranked more →

New Feature: Improved Image Editing

This month, we’ve improved Pressbooks’ ability to customize images. You can now edit images from within the Pressbooks platform, which is especially helpful if you’re on the go or don’t have image-editing software on your device. The new features enable you to get even more professional-looking outputs. Check out our new guide chapters on Image Editing and Uploading more →

New Guide Chapters: How to Export Your Book & Get It Into Bookstores

Not sure how to get your book out of Pressbooks and into bookstores? We’ve just added some chapters to the Pressbooks User Guide that may help. Learn how to finalize your book’s layout and remove promotional watermarks. Three chapters on exporting – Export, Ebook Exports and PDF Exports – will help you convert your book into various file formats for publication. And more →