Pressbooks for Faculty Authors

You can use Pressbooks.com to create textbooks, monographs, open educational resources, syllabi, or other classroom materials.

print books built on Pressbooks

As an individual educator using Pressbooks.com, you’ll pay only a one-time fee per book to make your book public on the web, and remove watermarks from the exports. You’re then free to do whatever you like with the book and your export files, including sharing them freely with your students or publishing and selling your book with your preferred ebookstore and/or print-on-demand service.

The following features are built into Pressbooks.com: Hypothesis, for web annotation; QuickLaTeX, for equations and formulas; table and textbox creation; and the ability to add collaborators to a book.

Interested in Pressbooks?

Register for Pressbooks.com and start creating your book now.


Learn More About PressbooksEDU

We also offer enterprise plans equipped with additional educational features. If you need any of the following features, plugins, or integrations, you may wish to consider a standalone PressbooksEDU network for your university.

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Support

Premium support and training

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H5P Integration

H5P lets you create interactive educational media content including quizzes.

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LMS Integration

A Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) plugin to integrate Pressbooks webbooks into your school’s learning management system (LMS), like Canvas or Moodle

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Thin CC Exports

Thin Common Cartridge exports (with LTI links) to import to your LMS

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Cloning

Ability to instantly clone and adapt any public, open textbook built on Pressbooks

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SSO Integration

Single Sign-On through CAS, SAML2

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TablePress

A plugin that allows you to create and display interactive tables

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Reader Downloads Enabled

Option to showcase book downloads in multiple formats from the book’s homepage so students can read on their phones, on ereaders, or print from PDF

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Branding

A brandable network on which to showcase your institution’s OER program and open textbook catalog

PressbooksEDU

Learn more about PressbooksEDU networks.

Testimonials

From the moment my students and I built our first co-authored OER course book using Pressbooks, I was hooked. Now, all of my courses are organized around student-created course communities that live inside Pressbooks-based shells, and every semester we curate in the best student-generated content for the benefit of the next cohort of learners. We share all of this into the knowledge commons, and these “textbooks” are more alive and rigorous and engaging than any commercial books I’ve used in the past. I appreciate the open source ethics at the heart of the technology, and the collegial interest the staff takes in collaborating with educators, too. I’m really grateful for their contributions to open education!
Robin DeRosa
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Plymouth State University, and Open Education Advocate
I wrote Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers initially as a Google Doc for a set of classes we were running as part of a project. We shifted it to Pressbooks partially so that faculty could link to specific sections from their course LMS. What has been most rewarding about the Pressbooks platform is the "bookness" of it. The faculty and students we work with are already entering into an area unfamiliar to them. They don't want just a website, they want a book -- something ordered and sequenced to give the best possible overview of the subject in the time they have. But of course they also want a website as well, the ability to customize readings, to mix and weave the work into their class. Pressbooks is one of the few platforms I've seen that understands what people love about books and infuses that into a web native platform. From the page sequencing to the offline output options, we're able to provide our faculty and students the benefits of a book format while preserving the conveniences and connectivity of the web.
Mike Caulfield
Director of Blended and Networked Learning, Washington State University Vancouver