About Us

We are a small team that builds software to support new models for book publishing with an emphasis on helping make educational resources (aka digital textbooks) free for all. We are passionate about open source, open content, open knowledge, open education, and the intersection of books and the web.

Half of our team works from our office in Montréal’s Mile End neighborhood; the other half work remotely from locations across the Americas. The team includes academics, instructional designers, artists, web developers, philosophers, and out-of-the-box thinkers.

Our Goals

We started small but we have big dreams. While Pressbooks is a versatile tool with a myriad of applications, it has grown into the preferred platform for open educational publishing programs. There was a need for an easy-to-use platform on which to create professional educational content in an open and ethical way, and we responded. 

Today, we want to drive the open publishing movement by partnering with institutions of higher education around the world. We help our partners compete with large commercial publishers, while supporting their immediate need to get accessible educational content into the hands of students. As we lead the open movement, we will remain good listeners and good actors. We will keep developing products and services that do good in the world. We will be your partner in open publishing.

Our Values

Pressbooks’ tools are developed with educators in mind and so are our business, communications strategy, and team. We’ve looked at the challenges facing higher education institutions and shaped our company accordingly.

We take our values seriously. They aren’t just words we chose to present an ethical image. We wanted a set of guiding principles to help us make the right choices to deliver the best solutions for our users, solving real problems in their lives.

Accessibility

We take a “design for the margins” approach, making software and supporting content that everyone can use.

Customization

We believe that context matters, so we enable faculty to adapt and edit content for any students.

Humanity

We aren’t robots, nor are our users. We use our hearts and our brains to find solutions that work for you.

Interoperability

We play well with others! No software exists in a vacuum. That’s why we take interoperability seriously.

Freedom

We support knowledge producing institutions, and respect user and academic freedom.

Start your open publishing journey with Pressbooks as your technology partner

Meet our team

Hugh McGuire

Founder & CEO

Başak Büyükçelen

COO

Steel Wagstaff

Steel Wagstaff

Educational Product Manager

Ho Man Chan

DevOps Engineer and Full-Stack Developer

Elsie Kluvia

Administrative Assistant

Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa

Head of Marketing & Communications

Oscar Arzola

Full-Stack Developer

Ricardo Aragón

Full-Stack Developer

Duncan Tam

Sales Representative

Amy Song

Customer Success Manager

Sarah Simpson

Sales Executive

Felipe Dalcin

Full-Stack Developer

Travis Wall

Librarian

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Our team is welcoming, compassionate, and committed to maintaining a safe and encouraging environment for people of all racial backgrounds and gender identities. Our work hours, vacation time, and sick/care leave policies are in place to lift people up and support their dreams. Join our team!

Where is Pressbooks?

Pressbooks is based in Montreal, Canada.

Contact us for more information:
tw. @pressbooks
linkedin. linkedin.com/company/pressbooks
blog. https://pressbooks.com/blog/

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