Create Your Book Cover in Pressbooks

New! DIY Book Covers

PDF+EBOOK Pro Books Now Come With Cover Generator

Now You Can Create Ebook and Print Book Covers in Pressbooks 

Book covers can be complicated to create. If you’re looking for a simple solution, you now have a new option in the Pressbooks cover creator tool (available in all PDF+EBOOK Pro-upgraded books). To access the cover creator in your upgraded book, go to Export, then click on Cover Generator. The resulting cover will match industry specifications. The look of your cover will match the theme of your book. You can upload a front cover image and customize colors for the front, back and spine. This feature is in beta so let us know if anything does not behave as you expect. (Note: We’re currently fixing one known bug in books with custom CSS.) If you’d like help getting started, check out this tutorial on how to use the new cover generator.

Pressbooks and Biblioboard Launch Pressbooks Public

A new partnership between Pressbooks and Biblioboard will help self-published authors compose their books and distribute them into library collections. Learn more about Pressbooks Public and what it means for indie authors and libraries.

Pressbooks Now Exports EPUB3

If you’ve been wanting to export your book in EPUB3 format, now you can. You’ll find this option among the “exotic exports” under Dashboard / Export. Read more about our EPUB3 export feature.

How to Change Margins and Font Size

We’ve received a lot of questions lately about how to change margins and font sizes in books, so we added some documentation on that to our User Guide. You can go here to learn more.

How to Customize Your Book’s CSS 

Pressbooks has 50+ beautiful designs out of the box, but you may want to customize them even further. That generally involves accessing and adjusting your book’s CSS. In this post, we guide you through the process and direct you to resources that will help.

Let us know what you think of our latest features, and feel free to reach out to us anytime with feedback, input or questions.

One thought on “Create Your Book Cover in Pressbooks

Comments are closed.

Related Posts

A Big, Warm Welcome to Pressbooks’ Newest team members: Carlos, Ho Man, and Başak

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

Read More

Introducing: Malala

Take a look at our new textbook theme and try out its coolest feature: interchangeable fonts As some of you may have noticed, we have a tradition here at Pressbooks of naming our book themes after famous authors. We’ve tried to imprint the legacy that these authors and their books have left on literature onto

Read More

Scheduled Maintenance

To boost the performance and security of the Pressbooks.com network, we intend to perform scheduled maintenance on Thursday, Sept. 12 between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Eastern. What to expect. You can expect a short service interruption (1-2 minute downtime expected) at some point during this time frame, which would cut off any long processes like imports/exports.

Read More