Author: Hugh McGuire

Why can’t we read anymore? (Post on Medium)

Hugh McGuire Asks: Why Can’t We Read Anymore? I wrote something last week that might be of interest to you, a piece about my efforts to wean myself from digital

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Testing Pressbooks’ Kindle Output on iPhones and iPads (MOBI7, KF8, AZK, gahhh)

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

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Server Fixed?

Hi all, It’s been a not-great Friday, but I think we have the server issues under control. Still investigating root causes. In the mean time, if you see something weird,

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Server Troubles

Hi all, we had some server troubles this morning, and we’re working on fixing things. Everything is a bit odd at the moment, but we hope to have it resolved

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Formatting Poetry and Paragraphs for Your Book

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

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Pressbooks May Newsletter

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:

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New Themes: Asimov & Asimov Color

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

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New Theme: Kambar (Tamil)

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

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New Theme: Murakami

We’ve got a new theme for literary and scifi, Murakami, after the Japanese master of literary bizarro creepiness and metaphysical confusion, Haruki Murakmai. Screenshot: And you can test it out

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Create interior PDFs for Print on Demand

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

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