Pressbooks is online software that enables authors and publishers to design and format any kind of book, including:
Pressbooks is used by independent authors, small and medium-sized publishers, and educational institutions around the world. All book formats are produced using templates that are optimized to look great in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. File exports produced with Pressbooks can be exported and downloaded from Pressbooks and distributed or shared however you like. The advantages of Pressbooks include:
The Pressbooks platform allows creators to make their learning materials so much more than just a regular book. By utilizing interactive tools such as Hypothese and H5P, course content can be transformed into a learner-centered and interactive learning environment.
Pressboks allows you to enable public or private annotation of your book using Hypothesis, an open source web annotation tool. Hypothesis can be used to enable private (or public) communication between editors and proofreaders, personal note taking and annotation, social learning and discussion about a text, or to foster deeper engagement between writers, readers, and your text. Click here to learn more.
Pressbooks features a native integration with H5P, an open-source plugin which can be used to create interactive quizzes and other learning activities in your book. There are over 40 different H5P activity types, ranging from simple True/False questions to image matching exercises to quiz sets to interactive video quizzes and even complex branching scenarios! Click here to learn more.
Listed below are several resources to help you get started using Pressbooks.
Visit pressbooks.com/webinars to attend live training sessions hosted by Pressbooks.
If you would like a personalized or a departmental Pressbooks demonstration, please reach out to Justin White at email@example.com.
This training session is intended for all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks and is designed for users who have some familiarity with Pressbooks and are ready to engage in more complex activities, like adding interactive elements or integrating Pressbooks with supported third-party tools. A more detailed description of webinar topics can be found in our guide: https://networkmanagerguide.pressbook.... If you'd like to sign up for a live version of this webinar, please sign up on https://pressbooks.com/webinars.
There are many resources available to help faculty who are interested in open publishing. Faculty can visit the Textbook Affordability Project's resources and support page which is a compilation of educational resources to support faculty who want to engage in open teaching, learning practices, or open publishing. You can also visit some of the resources provided below.