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
Introducing Global Typography, Help With Printing & More
New! Language Support for Every Theme
At first, Pressbooks had only a few themes that could support different languages. Now, you can write your book in any language, and use any of our themes. Simply enable the “Global Typography” feature in your book and you’ll be able to add language support whatever theme you’re using. Here’s how to use the new Global Typography feature.
Print Books Make Great Gifts!
Would you like to share your book with friends and family this holiday season? It’s easy with our new printing program. Send us your upgraded Pressbooks PDF export, print-ready book cover and payment, and we’ll print and ship books direct to your door. You don’t even need an ISBN. Learn more about printing through Pressbooks or get a quote.
Webinar Replay: Building an Open Textbooks Ecosystem
Last month, Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire conducted a webinar for Library Publishing Coalition members on building the open textbooks ecosystem. If you missed it, you can watch the webinar video here.
The 5 Things You Need to Print Your Book
Want print copies of your book? Printing is easy, but there are a few things you’ll need to do first. Learn more about how to prepare your book for print.
New Self-Publishing Videos
If you’re new to self-publishing, we can help get you started. Check out our five-minute overview video on how to self-publish. Also, we decode the self publishing terms you’ll need to understand. Want more videos? Subscribe to our YouTube channel and be notified as new tutorials become available.
How can we help you succeed in self publishing? Feel free to reach out to us anytime with feedback, input or questions.