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
At Pressbooks, our mission is to help you liberate your book. In this issue, we bring you resources and inspiration from us and others to help you take control of your future as an author and publisher.
New Themes for White Papers, Reports
You asked–we answered! Now Pressbooks has two new book themes you can use for reports, white papers, manuals and other not-so-bookish content. Check out the Andreessen theme, named for Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen, and the Drucker theme, which takes its moniker from management guru Peter Drucker.
New! Improved Support
We’ve implemented a new system to make support better and more seamless for our users. If you’re struggling, don’t be shy. Reach out to email@example.com. We”re a small team, but we’ll be striving to answer support questions within one business day. We will also be offering a Saturday support hangout THIS Saturday at 10:30 a.m. PST / 1:30 p.m. EST. Seats are limited to the first 25 to RSVP. Reserve your space here.
Interviews With Hugh
Our founder has long been a thought leader with his bold ideas on democratizing publishing for the world. But this month, he’s had more to say than usual, with a Q&A on successful self-publishing on Whitefox, an interview in The Independent Publishing Magazine on the future of publishing and a recent Bibliocrunch #indiechat on going blog to book. He also talked with Bibliocrunch about the role of publishers in today’s changing book market.
Awesome Books, Made With Pressbooks
Indie authors made some really cool books using Pressbooks this month, so we thought we’d show them some love! The first, “The Persian Square,” by interactive civic journalist Davar Ardalan, chronicles the culture and history of Iranian-Americans. Learn about Davar’s strategies for making, and marketing, the book. And DIY blogger Krista Romano used Pressbooks to create her very own cookbook, “The Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce Cookbook.” Learn how and why she made her e-cookbook. Did you make an awesome book on our platform? Tell us about it! We just might share..
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Free Webinar: Book Marketing Like the Pros
Book marketing is an important function of self-publishing. And one big piece of the puzzle is a well-designed book landing page. Complete with analytics, list-building capability and other integrations, Booklaunch.io lets you create a gorgeous landing page to market your book. We’ve partnered with Booklaunch to offer you a private webinar on book marketing Thursday, April 16 at 3 p.m. CST. It’s free and only for Pressbooks authors. RSVP here.
As always, we care about your success as an author and your experience using Pressbooks. Let us know if there’s a way we can serve you better–email us at email@example.com.
All the Best,
Hugh, Liz & the Pressbooks Gang