5 Digital Skills You Need to Self-Publish a Book, and 2 You Don’t

If you’ve never had to do anything but write, the other aspects of publishing a book–marketing, distribution, etc.–can be unknown, scary territory. But the ability to market your book, and market it digitally, is necessary territory…even if you go through a conventional publisher (who is unlikely to set up your author website, ghost-blog on your behalf in perpetuity or manage your

more →

The Pressbooks Illustrated Guide to Self-Publishing

Self-publishing doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a fortune. Here’s a quick, visual overview of the six steps you’d need to take to self-publish your book on a shoestring.   Want to print this guide for reference? Download a PDF version of the Pressbooks Illustrated Guide to Self-Publishing. To learn more about how to make

more →

We’re Making Pressbooks Better!

We’re Making Improvements Pressbooks has a new website, knowledge base and more. This month, we continue to make the best platform for making professional-looking books even better.  New Website and Knowledge Base  Celebrate with us–it’s finally here: a more modern, easier-to-use website that we hope will make clearer what Pressbooks does, and how to use it.

more →

3 Ways to Make Your Book More Beautiful

Don’t let your book file look amateur! When you’re creating your book in Pressbooks, there are three things to know that will help you make your book formatting look perfect. We’ve created a short, 1:30 video to demystifying the secrets to optimal book design using Pressbooks. P.S. If you need help using Pressbooks for the first time,

more →

New Tutorials: Design and Export Your Book for Bookstores

Wondering how to get your book out of Pressbooks so you can upload it into the bookstores? Our latest tutorial video will show you how. And before you export, choose your book’s design by applying a theme. Tutorial here: Have a function in Pressbooks you’d like demystified? Email liz@pressbooks.com and we’ll consider your suggestion for

more →