News

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

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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Seeking: Junior Front-end Designer/Developer for 2 month+ contract

We’re looking for a junior front-end web designer/developer for a 2 month contract (in Montreal) that could lead into a full-time job with for Pressbooks, an open source web-based book publishing platform. Ideally, you’ve worked with WordPress, know your way around CSS and SASS, and have a particular interest in books, reading, & writing. We

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Pressbooks working with Ryerson University on eCampusOntario grant: “Open Publishing Infrastructure”

We are very very excited to announce that we’re working with eCampusOntario and Ryerson University to improve Pressbooks as an Open Textbook authoring tool, under the just-announced eCampusOntario project: “Open Publishing Infrastructure for Ontario Post-Secondary Educators, Learners.” Most of the development work we undertake under this grant will be released as open source improvements to

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Dac is back!

Big news at Pressbooks headquarters: Dac is back! Dac Chartrand worked in the early days of Pressbooks (taking over from the also-awesome Janina Szkut), and did a huge job of re-architecting the system back in 2011, in particular moving Pressbooks from a LaTeX based PDF output system (ouch!) to an all-HTML+CSS system, including PDF. Yay,

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Introducing: Hypothesis Annotations in Pressbooks

By Zoe Wake Hyde Pressbooks has recently added Hypothesis as an annotation and highlighting tool that can be added to your webbook. If you already know about Hypothesis, we think you’ll be quite excited by this, but if you’re not familiar, here’s what you need to know. What is Hypothesis? Hypothesis is a simple web annotation tool

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Book Marketing 101: What’s a Logline and Why You Need One

By Jenny Pivor Don’t Be a Bore! How a Logline can crystalize your marketing copy and help your writing too. Have you ever been cornered by a bore at a party? You know the one that I mean: he goes on and on, telling every detail (did you ask?) about some uninteresting topic and you

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10 Things Your Author Website Must Contain

Building your author website? Here are 10 things you’ll want to include. 1. Email Signup Capability Your author website should have three goals: Get potential readers to buy your books. Get potential readers to try your books, thereby becoming fans who might later buy your books. Collect readers and prospective readers’ contact information so that

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Pressbooks Year in Review: 2015

Thank You for Choosing Pressbooks! We’re taking a look at the Pressbooks year in review. It’s been an exciting year at Pressbooks, and we want to thank you for being part of it. We appreciate all you’ve done to support Pressbooks and help us grow. Here are just a few highlights of what we’ve been able to

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