Way back in mid-March, we closed our office as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19, and since then I have been planning (and planning and planning) to write about Pressbooks and the ways open digital technologies, open content, and open practices can be part of a resilience strategy in the face of upheavals like
One of the biggest expenses authors face when they publish independently is graphic design and ebook development, which can cost up to $1,700.
However, you can save all but $99 of this budget line item, and still have a professional-caliber book that is elegantly formatted and meets all the specifications required by ebookstores and print-on-demand, when you use Pressbooks to format your book.
Pressbooks is easy to use, but we’re often asked for help getting started.
To this end, we’ve designed a 4-day email course that will show you how to format your book using the Pressbooks platform, in just four simple steps.
In this course, you will learn how to:
Structure and organize your book
Import your manuscript text into Pressbooks
Apply and customize a design (or theme) to your book
- Use our cover generator to generate ebook and print book covers
Export your book files for submission to ebookstores and print-on-demand
This course will walk you through the basic steps necessary to generate the files you need to publish your book in ebookstores and print-on-demand.
This email course is free.
Update: The signup link to this course has been removed.