Book Printing Program Expands, Plus: Self-Publishing Resources

Resources to help you master the art of self-publishing.

Free Ebook: The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing

The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing book coverWant to know more about self-publishing and the process of producing and distributing your book? Download our free ebook at The book is available in Kindle and other ereader formats and will show you how to create and self-publish your book easily and affordably–for as little as $100.

New Tutorial Playlists on YouTube

Whether you’re just getting started with Pressbooks, or you’ve used the software for years, our tutorial videos can help. We’ve recently organized them into playlists: Getting StartedKey FeaturesAdvanced, and After Pressbooks–and we’ll be adding more videos and playlists soon. You can subscribe to any of these, or our main channel, and get notified when new tutorials become available. Also, if there’s something you wish we had a tutorial on, let us know–we may incorporate your suggestion!

Open Textbooks Webinar With Library Publishing Coalition

Later this month, Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire will conduct a webinar for Library Publishing Coalition members on building the open textbooks ecosystem. If you’re a member, RSVP to tune in. If not, we’d love to arrange a similar webinar for your organization. Contact us to set something up.

Book Printing Beta Expands

We recently launched our book printing service, starting with U.S. and Canadian authors. We’ve since broadened the countries we can serve. So no matter where you are, if you’ve got 1) a complete book and PDF export from Pressbooks in 5.5×8.5, 6×9, 4.25×7 or 5×8 trim size and 2) a ready-for-print book cover, then we can help get your book printed and sent to your door. For more information, please visit our Printing FAQs.

Need Help Understanding Self-Publishing? 

We’ve created a self-publishing glossary of terms you need to know to get started publishing your book in ebook and print-on-demand venues.

Feel free to reach out to us anytime with feedback, input or questions.

All the Best,
Hugh, Liz & the Pressbooks Gang