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
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
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
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
All around smart publishing woman Jane Friedman (who seems to run even more blogs than I do), has a round-up of “Groundbreaking E-Publishing Services” in her latest newsletter (if you’re an author, I highly recommend). PressBooks gets a nice mention: It’s an amazing and free tool, and if you’re already familiar with how WordPress works,
Joe Wikert of O’Reilly was kind enough to invite me onto the O’Reilly Radar podcast to talk about books, and why I think they should be as easy to make as websites: I should mention that Joe is publishing: “Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto,” edited by Brian O’Leary and me.
We are very happy to announce the second installment of “Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto,” (published by O’Reilly and edited by Hugh McGuire of PressBooks and Brian O’Leary), with new essays from Eli James, Erin McKean, Terry Jones, Aaron Miller and Travis Alber, Brett Sandursky, Ron Martinez, Peter Brantley, Kassia Krozser and Hugh McGuire. While Part
So how long does it take for a publishing startup built on WordPress to get its own blog? A while, apparently. But we’ve got one now. Finally. So in addition to making it easy for authors and publishers to make ebooks, printbooks and webbooks … we’ve now made it easy for us to write our