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Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto – Available Everywhere

More than a year ago, I pitched a book idea first to Brian O’Leary (who became the co-editor), and then to Joe Wikert at O’Reilly Media. It was indeed a “book idea” in every sense of the word(s), and I am thrilled to announce that the “final” product is available today. “Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto”

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Why Your Book Might Not Sell Well (in the Kindle Store)

I just had an exchange with a PressBooks user, who wondered why their book is not selling well in the Kindle store, which, I imagine, is a common question for authors. I answered: imagine that your book is in a bookstore imagine that bookstore makes it very easy for readers to find a book if

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PressBooks August News: new designs, pricing, distribution, import from WordPress, CSS improvements, and Book!

 Dear PressBookers, Happy August to you all. Here are some quick announcements from PressBooks Worldwide Headquarters, including the following: 1. New front page 2. New webbook / readview designs 3. Pricing announced 4. Distribution (to Kindle, Nook, iBooks etc) 5. Import from WordPress 6. Improved CSS 7. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto Part 3 – unofficial

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Including a PDF in an EPUB

I got a request from a PressBooks user, who asked the following: my plan is to burn the epub file with a reader on a CD and have direct links to some pdf files in my CD as well. how do i link them? I misinterpreted what the user wanted, and *thought* the question was:

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Pressbooks at TEDx Montreal

Here is me talking about the blurring lines between books & the internet at TEDx Montreal: This is the animated version of my chapter in Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto.

PDF Images, New Templates, DocBook

Dear PressBookers, Goodness, it’s been a while since we’ve sat down to write you a letter, and we hope that this note finds you well. We have been busy as bees at PressBooks, and quieter with our communications than perhaps we should have been. While we have many more exciting things cooking which we can’t

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The 24 Hour Book: Willow Pattern

if:book australia just completed a 24 Hour Book, with 9 writers, written & produced on PressBooks in … 24 hours. The PressBooks output of a typeset PDF was sent to an Espresso Book Machine at Harvard, and a printed and bound version (as well as EPUB and PressBooks  Web versions) was available before the clock

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BEA Preso: 5 Publishing Experiments

I presented yesterday at Book Expo / IDPF … Topic was: 5 experiments publishers should be doing, and how PressBooks can help them do it. 5 Experiments Publishers Should Be Doing TODAY View more presentations from Hugh McGuire

Most Important Thing Illuminated

Very excited that this project is done and out in the world: The Most Important Thing Illuminated, by renowned investor Howard Marks, and annotated several leading lights in the investment world. This was a project built on PressBooks with Columbia Business School Publishing, and we learned a hell of a lot in the process. We

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Saybooks experiments with subscriptions with PressBooks

We’re happy to hear about Saybooks launching a new subscription based book on PressBooks. Says Saybooks: Fences, the debut novel by popular fanfiction author Laura Bontrager, will be the first novel on the PressBooks™ platform to be serialized for online reading on a subscription basis. Check out the blog post here. And sign up to

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