PressBooks: March 2014 News

Hello all,

Some quick updates/features at PressBooks this month. Here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter:

  1. Design: Admin revamp
  2. Documentation: Guide to PressBooks (!)
  3. New Feature: Forcing breaks in chapter headings
  4. New Feature: Back-matter with Metadata
  5. New Feature: Search & Replace
  6. New Feature: Domain Mapping
  7. New Theme(s): Galbraith & Galbraith Color
  8. New Theme(s): Graham & Graham Color

1. Design: Admin Revamp

The PressBooks Admin got a facelift, due in large part to an upgrade in our underlying engine to WordPress 3.8.1. More news here.

2. Documentation: Guide to PressBooks (!)

A long-overdue “Guide to PressBooks” is in production. Lots to fill in yet, but you can find the skeleton and some live chapters here: … want to help? We could use help with: writing how-tos, editing, figuring out what else needs to be documented. If you’d like to volunteer some time, send us a note:

3. New Feature: Forcing breaks in chapter headings

Sometimes you want to force a break in a chapter heading in your PDF output. Here’s how you do it:
PressBooks Guide: Forcing breaks in chapter headings

4. New Feature: Back-matter with Metadata

We’ve enabled adding chapter author and chapter subtitle to front-matter and regular chapters for some time. We’ve now added support for adding these extras to back-matter. For more info see:
PressBooks Guide: Chapter Author & Subtitle

# 5. Feature: Search & Replace
We’ve added global book search & replace. This is an alpha feature, please test and let us know if you run into any glitches. For more info see:
PressBooks Guide: Search & Replace

6. New Feature: Domain Mapping

You can now domain map your book to a URL of your choice. This is a premium feature, for books upgraded to E+P Pro. For more info see:
PressBooks Guide: Domain Mapping

7. New Themes: Galbraith & Galbraith Color

This theme is a classic, built mainly for serious non-fiction. Black and white and colour versions of the theme are available. More info here:

8. New Themes: Graham & Graham Color

A variation on Galbraith, Graham has uses a modern sans-serif font for Chapter Heads, headers and other elements. Once again there is a black & white, and colour version of this theme. More info here:

That’s it for now. Get in touch; we’d love to hear from you.

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