How-to

Learn how to do common tasks in Pressbooks, and how to use Pressbooks as a tool to advance your publishing efforts.

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.

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Book Publishing and Marketing: 5 Questions for Author Justin Swapp

It’s not everyday you meet an accomplished indie book author who is also an M.B.A. Justin Swapp, author of The Shadow Magic Series, produced the ebook version of his novel The

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4 Innovative Ways Authors Are Using Social Media to Market Their Books

Every author knows they need to be marketing their book on social media. But how do you think beyond the status update? These authors had some creative ideas for how to

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How I Write: Tips on the Craft from Biographer Marshall Terrill

Biographer Marshall Terrill has written 20 books chronicling the lives of famous people, from a definitive biography on Steve McQueen to his most recent book, Zora Folley: The Distinguished Life

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How to Self-Publish a Book, Without Going Broke

Remember when you didn’t hold the power to publish in your pocket? It was barely eight years ago when the debut of the smartphone transformed ordinary people into media creators. Suddenly, anyone could

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4 Helpful Resources for Self-Publishing Writers

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite websites and resources for indie authors planning to self-publish a book. 1. Inspiration for Authors Sure, you should be writing, but if you’re going to

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3 Writing Tips that will Motivate You

Writing a book is hard work. We rounded up some quick tips and inspiration from some of our favorite indie authors. On organizing your writing From Michele Kimbrough, romance author of novels

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Pressbooks Self-Publishing Guide Available in Print

Would you prefer to read our guide to self-publishing your book in print? Now you can! The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing is now available to order in print from Amazon.

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Get Help Using Pressbooks

Whether you’re not sure where to start using Pressbooks or you’re getting stuck on one of the advanced aspects of book production, we can help you get over the hump. Join

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Catch Pressbooks #indiechat with Bibliocrunch tonight!

Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire is the featured guest on the popular Bibliocrunch #indiechat tonight. He’ll talk about best practices for converting your blog to an ebook and answer questions from

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