Hugh McGuire Talks Books on Talking Through My Hat

Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire was recently featured on Talking Through My Hat, a podcast by Futureproofs creator John Pettigrew that covers everything in the spectrum of book and business. You can listen to episode 49: Passion and idealism (Hugh McGuire interview) here. In the interview, Hugh describes how Pressbooks came to be what it is

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What’s in the Garden for Q1?

This Spring Brings a New Export Page, Progress Bars, and More The Pressbooks 5.7.0 core release is here! As the snow has melted away, the flowers have started to bud, and days have grown longer, we’ve been growing something too. Read on to hear about new and improved features on Pressbooks, including our redesigned export

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We’ll Miss You, Ned Zimmerman!

Here at Pressbooks, we’re a small, close-knit team, so we’re going to need lots of cheering up when lead developer and beloved colleague, Ned Zimmerman, leaves Pressbooks next month. “After nearly eight years as part of the Pressbooks team—as a contractor from 2011–2015 and as lead developer since 2015—I’ve decided to return to my freelance

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More Theme Improvements on the Way!

We’ve got a big series of changes to Pressbooks book themes coming up. Depending what stage your book is in, you may want to take action. Read on for details. Why the changes? The Pressbooks team has been working on developing better, standardized, more user-friendly book themes for almost a year now. If you’ve been

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We’re Changing Our Policies to Serve You Better

Starting July 5, we’re making a change in our policy that will allow us to improve Pressbooks and continue to offer you the best service we can. Spammers cause a surprising amount of strain on our server and business, which takes valuable resources away from serving YOU, our loyal authors and core clientele. To discourage

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Updates and Bug Fixes to 5 Themes Coming Soon!

Note: This communication applies to Pressbooks.com, Ingramspark.pressbooks.pub, and a handful of private networks (you will have been notified by email if this applies to you). If you are on a PressbooksEDU network, go to the Pressbooks.education blog post for information relevant to you. We’ll be releasing some improvements and bug fixes to five themes (McLuhan,

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New! Customize Textbox Colors, Table Captions, and Other Improvements to Pressbooks

We’ve made a few tweaks and improvements to Pressbooks that we think you’ll be happy about! Collapsible sections First, the following themes now have an option to collapse subsections within a chapter in the webbook: Asimov Clarke Jacobs McLuhan This will be particularly useful for books in which chapters contain many large subsections. With subsections

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Enhanced Interactivity (Video, Audio & More) Now Available in Pressbooks

We’re happy to announce some major improvements to interactivity in Pressbooks books. Previously, if you wanted to include a video (or other embedded content) in Pressbooks, there were three ways to do it. The first was to include a link to the video, which worked well on the webbook, but not anywhere else. Uploading the

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Meet New Pressbooks Team Members Daniel, JC, and Phil

As most of you know, we’re a small team at Pressbooks. So we’re thrilled to announce that our small team is finally getting a little bigger. Please welcome Daniel Fernandes, JC Guan, and Phil Nelson. Daniel Fernandes is working on converting our 20 themes to be more user-friendly, standardizing the CSS and adding the new

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