Pressbooks Blog

Upgrading PressBooks

Hi all, we’re doing a rather big upgrade of PressBooks… underway at the moment. There will likely be some interruption of service. Stay tuned.

APIs for Books: Article on O’Reilly Blog

I’ve got a long article up at O’Reilly, “A Publisher’s Job Is to Provide a Good API for Books.” The main premise is that building a good index for an

Read More

Pando Daily on PressBooks

From the Pando Daily: What does an open-source book publishing platform look like? We’re about to find out What both the New York Times and PressBooks are showing is that

Read More

PressBooks Going Open Source

PressBooks is going open source. We will be releasing PressBooks as a WordPress plugin (to be used on a stand-alone WordPress install), under the open source GPL license, target release date:

Read More

Askmen launches ebook program on PressBooks

We are delighted to announce that AskMen, the No. 1 men’s lifestyle magazine online, has launched an ebook publishing program with the PressBooks Publisher platform — which provides a public-facing book catalog/website,

Read More

Shoutout on Twitter

@hughmcguire But I’ve really come to love PressBooks. It’s just wonderful. — Alexis C. Madrigal (@alexismadrigal) December 5, 2012

Pressbooks, Monographs and Maxwell

From John Maxwell, in “Pressbooks, Monographs, and the Essence of the Book”: In light of this, Hugh McGuire’s Pressbooks project is a milestone. It represents a critical step towards (or

Read More

Opening the Book – My talk at Books in Browsers 2012

Here is my talk at Books in Browsers 2012, “Opening the Book,” (originally slated to be titled “Authoring for Discoverability”). See below for the slide deck as well. Here is

Read More

Tools for Testing Your Ebooks

The ugly non-secret of ebooks is that they look different on all different platforms. Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and others. If you want to know what your epubs will look

Read More

Interview in Contents Magazine

There’s a short interview with me about the future of books in Contents Magazine: In the field of book futurism, Hugh McGuire is both maker and commentator. He runs PressBooks, which offers

Read More