News

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

We’ll Miss You, Ned Zimmerman!

Here at Pressbooks, we’re a small, close-knit team, so we’re going to need lots of cheering up when lead developer and beloved colleague, Ned Zimmerman, leaves Pressbooks next month. “After nearly eight years as part of the Pressbooks team—as a contractor from 2011–2015 and as lead developer since 2015—I’ve decided to return to my freelance

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Pressbooks 2018: The Year in Review, part 2

In a previous post, I took a look at the year in review for the Pressbooks community (the people who make and use our software). In this post, I’ll take a closer look as Pressbooks as a product, covering some of the exciting changes and developments to our software made in 2018 by our hard-working

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Pressbooks 2018: The Year in Review, part 1

When others ask me what Pressbooks is, I often say that it’s two things: 1) terrific open-source book publishing software and 2) the people who make, use, and care about that software. If there’s still time and interest, I go on to explain that Pressbooks is a collection of open-source software components, largely built on

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Welcome Steel Wagstaff, Pressbooks EDU Client Manager

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of a new team member, Steel Wagstaff. Steel will work with our EDU clients to help them get the most out of their PressbooksEDU systems for OER initiatives. We couldn’t have found a more qualified candidate for the role. If you’re in open education, you’re probably already familiar with

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We’re Partnering with Unizin to Host PressbooksEDU Networks at 14 Higher Education Institutions

At Pressbooks, we’re beyond excited to be partnering with Unizin, a nonprofit consortium of leading higher education institutions, to host PressbooksEDU networks at 14 U.S. universities. The universities include: Indiana University Ohio State Oregon State University Penn State University of Central Florida University of Iowa University of Florida University of Michigan University of Minnesota University

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We’re Changing Our Policies to Serve You Better

Starting July 5, we’re making a change in our policy that will allow us to improve Pressbooks and continue to offer you the best service we can. Spammers cause a surprising amount of strain on our server and business, which takes valuable resources away from serving YOU, our loyal authors and core clientele. To discourage

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Open Resource Built on Pressbooks Wins Open Education Award

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students, built on Pressbooks, has been recognized by the Open Education Consortium. Other winners include the H5P plugin, now available on PressbookEDU. A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students just won a 2018 Open Education Award for Excellence in the Open Textbook category, and it’s built on

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Meet New Pressbooks Team Members Daniel, JC, and Phil

As most of you know, we’re a small team at Pressbooks. So we’re thrilled to announce that our small team is finally getting a little bigger. Please welcome Daniel Fernandes, JC Guan, and Phil Nelson. Daniel Fernandes is working on converting our 20 themes to be more user-friendly, standardizing the CSS and adding the new

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Is Your University an Open Textbook Network Member? Now, You Can Save on PressbooksEDU

At Pressbooks, we want to do all we can to support the open textbook and OER ecosystem. That’s why we’re offering a special discount on PressbooksEDU networks to Open Textbook Network institutional members. Open Textbook Network institutional members can now take 30 percent off the cost of PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold plans. Pressbooks EDU Silver

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Maintenance Notice for Pressbooks.com (Monday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

We’ve been making some long-awaited changes to improve Pressbooks’ infrastructure. There will be a brief period of downtime at Pressbooks.com as we migrate to new servers. We have done our best to schedule this maintenance window in a way that will minimize impact to most users. Pressbooks.com will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance for up

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