It’s time for us to lift the curtain on some major changes here at Pressbooks! We’ve spent a lot of time over the last month doing some much-needed maintenance across the platform, including theme improvements and changes to the user experience for institutions using single-sign on technology. These past weeks also included important work on
I hope the writing is going well. We’ve got some new PressBooks Features, and a raft of new Themes for you to check out.
New PressBooks features include:
* Reorder parts
* Custom ebook start-point
* Add text to a Part Page
* Add content before the Title Page
* Image compression in EPUB outputs
* Revision history improvements
And we have a bunch of new Themes. To test them out, log into PressBooks, select Appearance –> Themes and select the look you like. Reexport your book — if you don’t like it, you can switch to a different theme and export again.
* Baker: Named after Nicholson Baker, a clean modern theme ideal for novels.
* Browning: Named after Robert Browning, this is a stylized (and colorful) theme made for discussions of literary works. There is a Black & White Version as well.
* Christie: Named after Agatha Christie, this one is made for cozies, mysteries, and other novels.
* Ephron: Named for Nora Ephron, this is an elegant theme for memoirs and fiction. There is a color version and a Black and White version.
* Howe: Named after a founder of the University of Washington Information School, this theme is built for research reports, white papers and other non-fiction.
* Laurence: Named after Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence, this theme is suitable for academic presses and non-fiction.
* Stephenson: Named after Neal Stephenson, this theme is designed with scifi in mind, but can work with a range of fiction and non-fiction alike.
Questions? Comments? Let us know.
Hugh & the PressBooks team