* If you don’t have a cover, you can create one in minutes using the cover generator in Pressbook’s Export tab.
Copy and pasting or writing your book directly in Pressbooks is the easiest way to ensure
your book is well-formatted.
This will preserve the formatting that will translate into an eBook, while stripping formatting that won’t.
Pressbooks also supports importing your manuscript directly from Word, however it might take some
reformatting and cleanup to remove any automatic coding or formatting that comes in through the
document that won’t translate into an eBook.
Select “No” in the Privacy section where it says “Allow search engines to index this site”
since you will likely want to distribute this book on your own terms.
Be sure to use the “Styles Menu” when editing your content in Pressbooks.
For example, instead of just applying “bold” to text to designate it as a header, use the styles menu to select
from a variety of header options. This ensures your formatted sections appear properly across all platforms.
Uploading any media you’d like to include before
beginning the construction of your book provides
you with a helpful image bank to select from so
you won’t need to stop to upload each individual
image as you continue working on your book.
Authors looking to submit works to SELF-e should
refrain from including media components beyond
the use of images.
Always use a caption when adding a photo, as this
makes sure your image won’t slide around when
viewed on different devices.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR POWER USERS
If you are familiar with CSS you are not limited to the selection of Pressbooks themes.
Simply apply the Custom CSS theme and get started!
Pressbooks allows you to share sample chapters of your book with your followers on
social media to generate excitement about your upcoming release, at no cost!
Even after exporting your files you can go back and edit your book and export the updated
files as many times as you’d like, at any time you’d like, all at no additional cost.
At any time, you can add additional collaborators to your work such as editors, readers
The search and replace feature here allows you to
search throughout your entire book to replace a word
Check out the Pressbooks Youtube Channel for more tips and tricks through their
growing library of tutorial videos: youtube.com/user/pressbooks