Profs Create New Open Textbook: Ancient Greek for Everyone

The new open textbook from Wilfred E. Major and Michael Laughy, “Ancient Greek for Everyone,” is built on Pressbooks and will teach the foundations of classical Greek. Michael Laughy is an assistant professor of Classics at Washington and Lee University. Among other classes, he teaches first-year Greek. Laughy said most Greek textbooks are daunting because

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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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We’ve Made the Cover Generator Better!

Many print-on-demand suppliers (including IngramSpark) request that cover images be at least 300DPI. To ensure that our cover generator is creating covers that meet this requirement, we have added a check during the image upload process that will verify whether your image is large enough to export at the right resolution for your trim size.

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10 Things to Know When Formatting Your Ebook

Back by popular demand! Here are the top things authors need to know as they go to compile an ebook. 1. Ebook development is not the same as web development. A Web developer knows how to develop Web sites that will look good in a browser. An ebook developer designs books that will look good on ereader

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