Getting Your Book Published

What Pressbooks Can Do for You

Book formatting and production

Pressbooks is a book formatting software you can use to generate beautiful book files: ebooks for Kindle Direct Publishing and other ebookstores, and interior file PDFs for print-on-demand stores like CreateSpace, or distributors like IngramSpark — all without the need for you to pay a book designer or ebook developer.

If you use Pressbooks, you can publish your book anywhere and everywhere. And we don’t take any royalties.


Pressbooks’ PDF+EBOOK Pro plans also come with a cover generator feature that you can use to create book covers that meet complex industry specifications. This feature is especially useful if you already have a high-res ebook cover designed. In that case, our cover generator can turn it into a print-ready cover. Print book covers especially can be complex to design because they include the front, back and spine and are sized specifically based on your book’s trim size and page count.

Other Aspects of Self-Publishing

Pressbooks enables you to easily and affordably create the files you need to publish your book.

If you’d like more information about the other things you will need to publish independently (editing; distribution into ebookstores, print-on-demand and libraries; marketing, etc.) check out our free ebook, The Indie Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing.