Book Formatting Secrets, Building Your Author Website and More

New to Pressbooks? Here’s Your Quick-Start Guide  At Pressbooks, we have lots of resources for getting started. We’ve put them all in one place in this quick orientation to Pressbooks software. Book Formatting Secrets from Bestselling Author Mimi Barbour Mimi Barbour took some time out of her busy writing schedule to share how she uses Pressbooks

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How to Create Your Author Website Using Self-Hosted WordPress

In a previous post, I wrote about how to create an author website using the free and simplest-to-use version of WordPress, WordPress.com. Here I’m going to show you how to create a self-hosted WordPress website to promote yourself and your book as an author. But first, why would you want to create a self-hosted WordPress website versus the easier-to-use WordPress.com? WordPress.com

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Tell Your Friends About Pressbooks and Save 40% on Book Files

Share your love of Pressbooks And save 40% on book files through January 31. Independent publishers, you’ve already told us you love Pressbooks because it makes it so easy for you to generate book files in the formats you need to publish in ebookstores and print-on-demand, for hundreds to thousands less than they would cost you

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Need Help Using Pressbooks?

If you’re just starting to use Pressbooks, chances are you could use an orientation. This post will point you to resources and training that will help you get started, or to move forward if you’re stuck. The Easiest Way to Import Your Manuscript Into Pressbooks Ebooks are like websites inasmuch as they rely on code

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Check Out This Award-Winning Book, and Learn How You Can Create One Too

San Francisco-based startup ThinkApps used Pressbooks to create its first book–and it’s already been named Book of the Year by Product Hunt. Read about how ThinkApps’ produced their award-wining book, and where you can read the book, which features insights from 25+ well-known tech founders and investors. ICYMI: Help With Your Books Revised: 2nd Edition of

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Self Publishing Today: Easy, Affordable, Better for Authors

Years ago, I helped an author who wanted advice on self-publishing for a series of books he was writing. I’ll call him John. John told me that for one of his books, he had paid a company $10,000 to help him self-publish, and he ended up hating both the product and the process. And for all that, the company didn’t

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Sizing and Manipulating Images for Pressbooks

We get a lot of questions about importing images into Pressbooks. We thought we’d answer those here. How to Size Your Images for Ebook Production Before you upload your images into Pressbooks, you’ll want to make them as small as possible while still retaining quality. Why? Bookstores charge you a delivery fee based on the

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