News

The latest news and developments about our company, our product, and our team.

Race, Pandemics, and the Work We Choose To Do

Way back in mid-March, we closed our office as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19, and since then I have been planning (and planning and planning) to write about Pressbooks and the ways open digital technologies, open content, and open practices can be part of a resilience strategy in the face of upheavals like

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Welcome Ricardo Aragón & Sarah Fennessey, Pressbooks’ Newest Team Members

We’re delighted to introduce Ricardo Aragón and Sarah Fennessey, the newest members of the Pressbooks organization. Ricardo has joined us as a full stack developer, and Sarah has taken the role of institutional sales manager.  Prior to joining Pressbooks, Ricardo spent several years working as a software developer for Argentinian technology companies, most recently serving

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COVID-19, training, infrastructure and: stay safe.

Dear all, If you are anything like our small Pressbooks team, you’ve been shaken up COVID-19, professionally, and personally. Things are scary, the changes are fast and drastic. We don’t know how long this is going to last or what it will turn into.  In our own little company, things got very real very quickly. We

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Welcome Amy Song, Pressbooks’ New Customer Support Specialist

We’re delighted to introduce you to Amy Song, the newest member of the Pressbooks organization.  Amy will be working from our Montréal office as our new customer support specialist, where she’ll be helping people use Pressbooks to meet their publishing and educational needs and maintaining our user-facing documentation and training resources.  Because Amy will soon

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Join Us for Open Education Week: Language Diversity Showcase

Every year since 2013, the open education community comes together for one week to celebrate open education. This year Pressbooks is contributing to that celebration with a presentation: Diversity of Language in Open Educational Resources.  Please join us at 3pm EST on Thursday, March 5 for a 1-hour presentation. We’ve asked a few members of

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Pressbooks.com Scheduled Maintenance: Jan. 2 & Jan. 3 / 2 a.m. – 7 a.m. EST

To boost the performance and security of our network, we intend to perform scheduled maintenance on the Pressbooks server between 2 a.m.-7 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 2 and between 2 a.m.-7 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 3.  Pressbooks.com will be unavailable for anywhere between 30 to 120 minutes during the maintenance window on Jan.

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A Big, Warm Welcome to Pressbooks’ Newest team members: Carlos, Ho Man, and Başak

It’s time for us to lift the curtain on some major changes here at Pressbooks!  We’ve spent a lot of time over the last month doing some much-needed maintenance across the platform, including theme improvements and changes to the user experience for institutions using single-sign on technology. These past weeks also included important work on

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Introducing: Malala

Take a look at our new textbook theme and try out its coolest feature: interchangeable fonts As some of you may have noticed, we have a tradition here at Pressbooks of naming our book themes after famous authors. We’ve tried to imprint the legacy that these authors and their books have left on literature onto

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Scheduled Maintenance

To boost the performance and security of the Pressbooks.com network, we intend to perform scheduled maintenance on Thursday, Sept. 12 between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Eastern. What to expect. You can expect a short service interruption (1-2 minute downtime expected) at some point during this time frame, which would cut off any long processes like imports/exports.

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Network Analytics Now Available in PressbooksEDU

Pressbooks is excited to unveil a new premium plugin on hosted PressbooksEDU client networks: network analytics!  Eager to know more about how faculty and students at your institution are using your PressbooksEDU network? This new plugin allows you to view helpful data about books and users, and includes new charts that provide you with visual

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