How Pressbooks Helped a San Francisco Tech Company Bring Its First Book to Life

By Becky Cruze The team at ThinkApps, a software development company headquartered in San Francisco, California, has lots of experience creating products. In fact, within just the past few years, we’ve designed and built apps for web, mobile, and wearable devices that are used by millions of users around the world. We’ve also created a

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How to Blog a Business-Boosting Book Using Pressbooks

By Nina Amir You have likely heard it said that a book provides the best business card you can hand out. This statement is not an empty claim. Authoring a book makes you an authority on your topic as well as an expert in your field. When it comes to business, this can give you

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5 Digital Skills You Need to Self-Publish a Book, and 2 You Don’t

If you’ve never had to do anything but write, the other aspects of publishing a book–marketing, distribution, etc.–can be unknown, scary territory. But the ability to market your book, and market it digitally, is necessary territory…even if you go through a conventional publisher (who is unlikely to set up your author website, ghost-blog on your behalf in perpetuity or manage your

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Infographic: Advice for Self-Publishing Your Blog as a Book

Last week, we wrote about best practices for creating a book from your blog. Now, we’ve compiled that information into a handy infographic, The Pressbooks Illustrated Guide to Turning Your Blog Into a Book. Find this infographic useful and want to keep it around for reference? You can download and print these tips as a PDF.

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Digital Publishing 101: How and Why to Go Blog to Book

You work hard to produce regular content for your blog and website. So why not get maximum return from your investment of time, money and energy? Give your blog a second life by repurposing (some of) it into book form. Here’s how to do it. Why You Should Turn Your Blog Into a Book First, come up

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Why can’t we read anymore? (Post on Medium)

Hugh McGuire Asks: Why Can’t We Read Anymore? I wrote something last week that might be of interest to you, a piece about my efforts to wean myself from digital overload & start reading books again. It’s called: “Why can’t we read anymore? (Or, Or, can books save us from what digital does to our brains?)”

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Health NGO Uses Pressbooks to Publish Educational Documentation in Multiple Formats

Caren Althauser is a Program Officer at PATH, a global health non-governmental organization driving transformative health innovations to save lives. Ms. Althauser is a Technical Facilitator for the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage’s Information Technology Initiative, which works with countries in Africa and Asia to establish universal health coverage systems through cross-country learning

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Using Pressbooks to Publish Digital ‘Singles’

Newsweek Europe used Pressbooks to produce a series of short ebooks (and a few print book prototypes) “at the speed of news.” The digital publishing program publishes a book every few weeks–each of them long-form journalism on a specialized topic in current events, written by one of Newsweek’s correspondents. Check out Sheila Bounford’s column in Futurebook to learn more about the Digital

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Religious Scholarship Publisher Fortress Uses Pressbooks

Marissa Wold is senior project manager at Augsburg Fortress Publishers, managing the production process for a large line of print and ebook titles annually. Two years ago Fortress used Pressbooks to streamline its production process, shifting 81 percent of its titles from traditional typesetting to Pressbooks. Q. Why did you choose to use Pressbooks instead of

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Book as URL (presentation at IDFP/Book Expo)

I was asked to present in the opening session of the IDPF conference at Book Expo as part of a panel: “The Evolving Digital Book: 4 Visionary Perspectives,” with Corey Pressman, Richard Nash and Craig Mod. The slides are below, and here is my proposal for the responsibilities of a publisher or author of a book:

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