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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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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Reminder! Update Your Custom CSS in Pressbooks

Note that the below changes are for those using Pressbooks.com and ingramspark.pressbooks.pub. If you are on a different Pressbooks network, such as a Pressbooks EDU instance, changes to your network will differ, and you will receive a separate communication with specifics.  As we mentioned in early January, we’ve got some major improvements coming to Pressbooks.

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Changes to Pressbooks Themes in New Books at ingramspark.pressbooks.pub/

Note: The changes detailed here are specific to ingramspark.pressbooks.pub/. If you are using Pressbooks.com, go to this post to see changes.  We’ve been working on some major improvements to Pressbooks, and we’ll be releasing a few of them very soon. We’re excited to share that all of your favorite themes are soon going to be easier

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New: Use Thema Subject Categories to Classify your Book!

Pressbooks now lets you categorize your book using Thema, a new global subject classification system for books. These subject categories will appear on the homepage of your webbook. For users on a hosted Pressbooks instance, these categories will help classify your book on your network’s catalog. Thema subject categories are free, and are already being

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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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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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