Author: Hugh McGuire

Pressbooks in your language: can you help?

We finally got ourselves set up on the translation/localization platform Transifex which allows us to centralize & smooth out the translation process to Pressbooks. Existing languages, in various degrees of completion, are: English, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Estonian, Spanish, French, Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, Danish, Galician, Russian, Khmer, Basque, Dutch, Korean, Romanian. These translations will be

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New Site, Themes, Languages, EPUB3, Heartbleed

A quick update for you from PressBooks central: 1. New Website We’ve got a brand new website, clean and clear. What do you think? 2. New Themes Along with the new site, we have a raft of new themes to choose from, with more on the way. New ones include: Angelou and Angelou Color, named for Maya Angelou, this is good

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Self-publishing, ebooks and FREE PressBooks Upgrades

The fabulous Emily Craven asked me to do a blog post for the relaunch of her website, the E-Book Revolution. As part of the promotion for the launch, we’re offering a couple of free PressBooks Upgrades to lucky commenters on the post. So, get ye to Emily’s website & check it out, and leave a

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PressBooks Demo Video

We’ve got a new design for the PressBooks front-page on the way. Part of the redesign involved making a nice promo video…Here’s a “preview”: Let me know what you think!

PressBooks: March 2014 News

Hello all, Some quick updates/features at PressBooks this month. Here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter: Design: Admin revamp Documentation: Guide to PressBooks (!) New Feature: Forcing breaks in chapter headings New Feature: Back-matter with Metadata New Feature: Search & Replace New Feature: Domain Mapping New Theme(s): Galbraith & Galbraith Color New Theme(s): Graham &

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New Theme: Graham Color

A variation on the Graham Theme, with a splash of color. Named for Benjamin Graham, this is an understated theme with some modern touches, suitable for nonfiction and fiction alike. Graham Color uses a sans-serif font for headings etc, and serif font for body text (with different body fonts in PDF and EPUB outputs): Lato, sans-serif [PDF

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New Theme: Graham

Named for Benjamin Graham, this is an understated theme with some modern touches, suitable for nonfiction and fiction alike. Graham uses a sans-serif font for headings etc, and serif font for body text (with different body fonts in PDF and EPUB outputs): Lato, sans-serif [PDF and ebook] (by Łukasz Dziedzic) Crimson, serif [PDF] (by  Sebastian Kosch) Baskerville, serif [ebook]

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New Theme: Galbraith Color

Variation on the Galbraith Theme, with a bit of color. Named for John Kenneth Galbraith, this classic, conservative theme is suitable for serious nonfiction, academic nonfiction, and literary fiction. Galbraith uses a one serif font, different in PDF and EPUB outputs: Crimson [PDF] (by  Sebastian Kosch) Baskerville [ebook] Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, serious. DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE: Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich

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New Theme: Galbraith

Named for John Kenneth Galbraith, this classic, conservative theme is suitable for serious nonfiction, academic nonfiction, and literary fiction. Galbraith uses a one serif font, different in PDF and EPUB outputs: Crimson [PDF] (by  Sebastian Kosch) Baskerville [ebook] Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, serious DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE: Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche. PDF | EPUB | MOBI | 3-file Zip  NOTE: as with all

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New Feature: PressBooks and Domain Mapping

We’ve enabled a new PressBooks Premium Feature, Domain Mapping … which allows you to customize the web address of your PressBooks Book. For more information on this feature, have a look at our embryonic “Guide to PressBooks,” and go to the chapter: Domain Mapping. Questions? Comments? Get in touch at: support@pressbooks.com.