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, we want to do all we can to support the open textbook and OER ecosystem. That’s why we’re offering a special discount on PressbooksEDU networks to Open Textbook Network institutional members.
Open Textbook Network institutional members can now take 30 percent off the cost of PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold plans.
Pressbooks EDU Silver and Gold plans are private, standalone Pressbooks networks, which can be branded to your university. They come with premium support, and are optimized for academia with plugins and educational features not available at Pressbooks.com.
PressbooksEDU plans include Pressbooks’ popular new “cloning” feature, which enables users to clone any openly licensed, public book from another Pressbooks network. This means it’s now easier to modify an existing open textbook produced by faculty at another university. The plans also enable users to host their book downloads in multiple formats (EPUB, PDF, MOBI, XML and more) on a web book’s homepage, facilitating distribution and remixing.
About PressbooksEDU: PressbooksEDU is an online book/document formatting system that educators can use to create books that are accessible on all platforms: in print and digital, including all smartphones, tablets, ereader devices, and computers. It enables anyone (faculty, staff, students) to produce professional, platform-agnostic outputs of educational resources in multiple formats: PDF (print and digital) | WEB | EPUB | MOBI | ODT | XML | WXR | XHTML. Pressbooks is widely used to create open textbooks and OER, but it can also be used to create scholarly monographs, proceedings of symposia, grey publishing, course syllabi, dissertations, and more.
About the Open Textbook Network: The Open Textbook Network (OTN) is a community of higher education institutions working to advance open education, with members that now represent 15% of higher education institutions. It was created in response to the high cost of textbooks, which has a negative impact on student success. Collectively, the more than 600 institutions in the Open Textbook Network have now saved students more than $8.5 million. The community has achieved these savings by implementing open education engagement and training programs since 2014.