New! Control Your Book’s Font Size, Margins, Running Heads & Feet

We’re Changing How Theme Options Work in Pressbooks Finally, more control of your PDF outputs. There are a few things much harder than they should be in Pressbooks: changing the font size and page margins of your PDF, for instance. This is especially a problem when you are trying to control the length of your book, which can help

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Say Goodbye to Writer’s Block and Hello to Writer’s Flow

By Akshay Sachdeva You know that feeling when you’ve got deadlines to meet, and you just can’t get your brain to produce awesome content? Ever been overwhelmed with a major writing project, feeling completely burnt out with no motivation to write? It’s called writer’s block! This post is dedicated to helping you get ‘unstuck’ by

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Join Pressbooks for #SELFeCHAT About Indie Author Day

Follow along Thursday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. EST as SELF-e, Pressbooks and Indies Unlimited join forces for a twitter chat about indie publishing. Liz Mays of Pressbooks and K.S. Brooks of Indies Unlimited will discuss Indie Author Day, which is coming up Oct. 8, in a chat moderated by Porter Anderson. You can catch the

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This Week: Publish-Ready Book Files for Less

Upgrade Your Books for Less  Save 40% on book files this week in our summer stockup sale. In order to publish your book, you’ll need EPUB and MOBI files for the ebookstores and PDF files for print-on-demand. You can get all these files for only $59 this week (through Sunday, July 31 at midnight EST) when you

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We’ve Expanded the Pressbooks User Guide

We’ve added to the documentation we provide for Pressbooks users in the Guide to Using Pressbooks. Wondering about the order of items in your book export? This post explains the default order of types of content in your front and back matter, and how to change it. We get a lot of questions about how

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10 Reasons to Upgrade Today

Here’s Why You Should Upgrade Your Book at Pressbooks Today 1. Save Money on Book Production You’ll generally save hundreds to thousands of dollars publishing when you use Pressbooks to format your book, but if you upgrade in the next few days you can save even more. Now through June 30, we’re offering PDF+EBOOK Pro packages (regularly

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Join Your Local Library for Indie Author Day 2016

Libraries across North America will be hosting the first annual Indie Author Day Oct. 8. At 2 p.m. EST, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital broadcast featuring Q&A with writers, agents and other industry leaders. In addition, throughout the day, each participating library will offer events individualized to their local

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How to Produce Your Book for Less 

Get 40% off book files when you upgrade this week Recent research shows the best price for a self-published ebook is between 2.99 and 4.99. But the cost for professional interior book design and cover design can total $600-$1700. Q. So how can you be profitable as an independent publisher? A. Use Pressbooks.com to bypass manual

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New Email Course: Formatting Your Book With Pressbooks

One of the biggest expenses authors face when they publish independently is graphic design and ebook development, which can cost up to $1,700. However, you can save all but $99 of this budget line item, and still have a professional-caliber book that is elegantly formatted and meets all the specifications required by ebookstores and print-on-demand, when you use

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Cut the Costs of Book Publishing

Upgrade your ebook and print book files at Pressbooks this week According to a recent article in Publishing Perspectives, the cost of book interior design ranges from $500-$1,000 and cover design ranges from $200-$800. That means you can save $600-$1700 by using Pressbooks to produce your own professional-caliber book files and covers for ebookstores and

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