Users of the Open Source version of PressBooks will need to install a PDF generating engine (if they want PDF/Print output from PressBooks).
PressBooks is optimized to work with the Prince document formatter, a powerful CSS+HTML-based PDF-engine.
If you wish to run Prince, you will need to purchase a license from Prince. PressBooks users get a 10% discount on the regular $3,800 license fee, so:
- server license (with PressBooks discount): $3,400
- you may also get an academic license for: $1,900 (not for use for commercial publications)
You can use Prince on a trial basis for free, and you can buy a Prince license here.
Alternately, please contact us about running the PressBooks Publisher Platform which includes the Prince engine, at a much lower up-front price.