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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You Are Going to Love These Improvements to Pressbooks

We’ve made some big changes to Pressbooks that we hope will make your workflow easier. Here’s what’s new. At Long Last, a Save Button We heard your pleas for a clearer way to save your chapters. It’s here! (In the past, the “save” button was named Update, Publish, or other variations based on the status

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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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Changes to Pressbooks Themes in New Books on Pressbooks.com

Note: The changes detailed here are specific to Pressbooks.com. If you are using any other Pressbooks network, more info will be provided to you shortly. We’ve been working on some major improvements to Pressbooks for a long time, and we’ll be releasing a few of those very soon. To start with, all of your favorite

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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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Maintenance Notice for Pressbooks.com (Monday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

We’ve been making some long-awaited changes to improve Pressbooks’ infrastructure. There will be a brief period of downtime at Pressbooks.com as we migrate to new servers. We have done our best to schedule this maintenance window in a way that will minimize impact to most users. Pressbooks.com will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance for up

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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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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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