(Video) Creating an interior PDF for Print on Demand with Pressbooks

Australian self-publishing guru Emily Craven, of E-Book Revolution, has made a wonderful video that explains how she used Pressbooks to produce the PDFs she needed to get her book into a Print-on-Demand service, meaning that her books are not just available as ebooks, but as paper books too. Here is a video she produced, walking more →

Pressbooks in your language: can you help?

We finally got ourselves set up on the translation/localization platform Transifex which allows us to centralize & smooth out the translation process to Pressbooks. Existing languages, in various degrees of completion, are: English, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Estonian, Spanish, French, Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, Danish, Galician, Russian, Khmer, Basque, Dutch, Korean, Romanian. These translations will be more →

PressBooks Demo Video

We’ve got a new design for the PressBooks front-page on the way. Part of the redesign involved making a nice promo video…Here’s a “preview”: Let me know what you think!

PressBooks: March 2014 News

Hello all, Some quick updates/features at PressBooks this month. Here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter: Design: Admin revamp Documentation: Guide to PressBooks (!) New Feature: Forcing breaks in chapter headings New Feature: Back-matter with Metadata New Feature: Search & Replace New Feature: Domain Mapping New Theme(s): Galbraith & Galbraith Color New Theme(s): Graham & more →

New Theme: Graham Color

A variation on the Graham Theme, with a splash of color. Named for Benjamin Graham, this is an understated theme with some modern touches, suitable for nonfiction and fiction alike. Graham Color uses a sans-serif font for headings etc, and serif font for body text (with different body fonts in PDF and EPUB outputs): Lato, sans-serif [PDF more →

New Theme: Graham

Named for Benjamin Graham, this is an understated theme with some modern touches, suitable for nonfiction and fiction alike. Graham uses a sans-serif font for headings etc, and serif font for body text (with different body fonts in PDF and EPUB outputs): Lato, sans-serif [PDF and ebook] (by Łukasz Dziedzic) Crimson, serif [PDF] (by  Sebastian Kosch) Baskerville, serif [ebook] more →

New Theme: Galbraith Color

Variation on the Galbraith Theme, with a bit of color. Named for John Kenneth Galbraith, this classic, conservative theme is suitable for serious nonfiction, academic nonfiction, and literary fiction. Galbraith uses a one serif font, different in PDF and EPUB outputs: Crimson [PDF] (by  Sebastian Kosch) Baskerville [ebook] Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, serious. DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE: Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich more →