If you test your Pressbooks output of Kindle files on your iPad/iPhone, it will look not look very nice. But the files that people actually buy from Kindle on iOS devices will look fine. Here is why: Pressbooks uses Amazon’s Kindlegen software to create the MOBI export (which converts from the EPUB file generated by
We’ve just posted a new chapter to our Guide that describes how paragraph indenting and non-indenting works in Pressbooks, and gives some recommendations about how to handle poetry in the system. You can find the new info here: Pressbooks Guide: Paragraphs, Indents, No-indents, and Poetry.
We’ve got a short/sweet Pressbooks newsletter this month! 1. THIS WEEK: 30% DISCOUNT OFF PDF EXPORTS Is our PDF export too dear? Well, now’s the time to save some money: Upgrade your book now and get watermark-free exports of your book in all formats (ebook, PDF and others) for only $69 (30% off). Once you
We just added a new book design theme couple: Asimov and Asimov Color. This theme is built for Scifi of course, but can probably suit a whole bunch of styles from sciencey nonfiction to literary fiction. What would you use it for? It’s named for Isaac Asimov, of course. For the color version of the
We have a good number of Tamil users in Pressbooks, and in support of their work we have just released a theme with support for Tamil script, called Kambar (after the medieval Tamil poet). It’s experimental, and out testing abilities are limited, but … let us know what you think. See: Kambar Theme. Like PressBooks
Australian self-publishing guru Emily Craven, of E-Book Revolution, has made a wonderful video that explains how she used Pressbooks to produce the PDFs she needed to get her book into a Print-on-Demand service, meaning that her books are not just available as ebooks, but as paper books too. Here is a video she produced, walking
We’ve got a new feature set for some particular usecases — when you want all your chapters numbered, except a couple of them; or, when you want your book to be separated into parts, except for some chapters that don’t belong to a part. You can find more details over at the Guide to Pressbooks: Chapter