Pressbooks needs translators! We are very close to being entirely accessible in French, Spanish, and German, and are looking for volunteer translators to finish these projects. You can help translate Pressbooks, or find out more about this project on Transifex. Pressbooks is a simple open-source book production software that is used by small publishers, independent
Writers & Publishers, It’s Your Week! Save 40% on book upgrades at Pressbooks through May 31. Using Pressbooks always streamlines your workflow and saves you money, but if you upgrade your book files to PDF+EBOOK Pro this week, you’ll save even more. Upgrade your book by Wednesday, May 31, at midnight EST using the code BOOKSPLASH and
We are very very excited to announce that we’re working with eCampusOntario and Ryerson University to improve Pressbooks as an Open Textbook authoring tool, under the just-announced eCampusOntario project: “Open Publishing Infrastructure for Ontario Post-Secondary Educators, Learners.” Most of the development work we undertake under this grant will be released as open source improvements to
Big news at Pressbooks headquarters: Dac is back! Dac Chartrand worked in the early days of Pressbooks (taking over from the also-awesome Janina Szkut), and did a huge job of re-architecting the system back in 2011, in particular moving Pressbooks from a LaTeX based PDF output system (ouch!) to an all-HTML+CSS system, including PDF. Yay,
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.
By Zoe Wake Hyde Our latest update is out and with it comes a few changes you should know about. Read on to find out more. New Theme Lock Feature At Pressbooks, we are always working to make the system better for you. One of the biggest challenges we have to balance is how to improve
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
The IBPA Publishing University conference is designed to help self-published authors and indie publishers take their craft to the next level. We’ll be there, and we hope you will too! The annual event will be held April 7-8 this year in Portland, Oregon. Pressbooks marketing manager Elizabeth Mays will be presenting a session on the
By Alinka Rutkowska What if everything you’ve been taught about packaging your book was WRONG? Include a bio. Wrong. Ask for a review. Wrong. Feature your other books. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Let’s start with your bio. Yeah, yeah, you need to build authority and you need to appear interesting. But the truth is that your reader
By Zoe Wake Hyde If you’ve ever tried a new feature in Pressbooks, you know that we’re always trying to improve our system and make it work for you, our users. But what you might not know is that behind the scenes, we’re making regular updates and changes, many of which you won’t ever notice.