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.
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
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
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
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
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
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:
While you were on summer break, we made lots of enhancements to Pressbooks functionality. A few highlights: By popular request, we’ve added a word-count mechanism at the book level. You can now go to the Organize page to see your word count for an entire book or just for the content you’ve marked for export.
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
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