Pressbooks Blog

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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Jane Friedman Calls PressBooks “Amazing”!

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,

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Interview on O’Reilly Radar

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.

Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto : Part 2!

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

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We have a blog.

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

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