Pressbooks June News

Dear Pressbookers,

We’ve got new features, new themes and new partnerships to announce, along with an expanded guide on how to use Pressbooks, and last but not least, a discount on PDF exports.

1. New themes
2. Improved image editing
3. New Guide chapters
4. Q&A: Pressbooks user Inglath Cooper
5. Pressbooks in the news
6. Featured partner: Pubslush
7. PDF discount & user survey

1. New themes for children’s and young adult books
We’ve just released three new themes perfect for juvenile fiction: Cleary, for younger readers; Sabatini, ideal for tales of adventure (and possibly pirates); and Irving, for spooky stories, horror and young adult fiction.

2. Easier image editing
New image editing features enable you to edit your media files from within the Pressbooks interface, including cropping, rotating and more! Check out our guide chapter on how to use the new tools.

3. New guide chapters: How to get your book into bookstores and more
We’ve got a pile of new Pressbooks User Guide chapters. Including: how to get your book from Pressbooks into stores, how to customize your book design and oodles more. Find links to new chapters here. (Thanks to Liz for the hard work on these!).

4. Successfully self-published: Pressbooks author Inglath Cooper
Inglath Cooper is living the dream as a full-time writer with 19 titles published on Amazon. And she used Pressbooks to self-publish eight of those. Learn how she did it.

5. Pressbooks in the news
The BitLit blog gave a shout out to Pressbooks, touting its ease in converting ebook files and creating print-on-demand books. The BitLit app is a cool concept itself, giving you ebook versions of books you already own in print for free or a nominal cost.

6. Featured partner: Pubslush
To pre-market or crowdfund your book project, Pressbooks recommends Pubslush. Pubslush is a global funding and marketing platform for the literary world. The platform is a way for authors, publishers and other literary initiatives to raise funds, collect pre-orders and market their books pre-publication. Join the Pubslush community today.

7. Survey and discounted PDF exports (25% or 35% savings!)
Through Sunday, we’re offering a great deal on our PDF+ebook export package. Get 25% off using the code JUNEPDF or finish this survey and get a discount code for 35% off.

To redeem: Send an email to with the URL to the book you would like to upgrade and the discount code in the subject line. We’ll apply the discount to that book.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with feedback or questions at

More next month!

All the Best,

Hugh & the PressBooks gang.

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