Improved CSS Customization in Pressbooks

If you use custom CSS in Pressbooks, we’re making the experience better for you! You will now be able to add custom styles to your book without needing to inherit, search and edit the entire stylesheet for your theme, making things easier and more reliable over the long term. This improvement will: Make it easier

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Can you “clone” a Pressbooks book? You can now*!

Here at Pressbooks HQ we’ve been doing a whole lot more development work for the Open Textbook world, in our opinion the most exciting space in the world of publishing. For the uninitiated, an Open Textbook is an openly licensed (i.e. free) book that supports the “5Rs,” defined by David Wiley as the rights to:

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Separating Fact from Fiction on the Internet: Mike Caulfield’s Guide to Student Web Literacy (Built on Pressbooks!)

Mike Caulfield is the director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver. He also leads the Digital Polarization Initiative (Digipo), a “cross-institutional initiative to improve civic discourse by developing web literacy skills in college undergraduates,” which is part of American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project. In February 2017,

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Better Math Equations, Import from Google Docs and more

We’ve made some updates to Pressbooks, and we think you’ll like them! First, if the books you produce include math equations, you’ll be happy to hear that LaTeX equations will now render better in high resolution in print outputs. (More improvements to come on this front!) And if you like to write in Google docs

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Preparing and uploading your images for Pressbooks

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and at Pressbooks, we want to make sure the images in your book are exported in the best way for print and/or digital formats. There are some nuances to getting this right, so here’s what you need to know. Prepare your images The first step is to

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A Must Read for Indie Authors (Built on Pressbooks!)

Sherrie Wilkolaski’s Publishing Architect’s Blueprint: Self-Publishing Fundamentals There’s a new book out on self-publishing, and it’s one you’ll want to read! Built on Pressbooks by longtime publishing pro Sherrie Wilkolaski, “Publishing Architect’s Blueprint: Self-Publishing Fundamentals” is full of expert and detailed advice to help authors become successful publishers of their works. In the book, Wilkolaski,

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New Support Widget & Knowledge Base

We’ve got a new and improved Pressbooks support widget! You can send us emails with questions about your book, or Pressbooks in general, straight from the widget. The widget is available on Pressbooks.com and our Pressbooks instance for Ingram Spark users. For new Pressbooks users, we’ve added a Quick Start Guide in the widget that

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Help Translate Pressbooks into French, Spanish, and German Languages

Pressbooks needs translators! We are very close to being entirely accessible in French, Spanish, and German, and are looking for volunteer translators to finish these projects. You can help translate Pressbooks, or find out more about this project on Transifex. Pressbooks is a simple open-source book production software that is used by small publishers, independent

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