What is Pressbooks?
Pressbooks, available to every resident of the state of Wisconsin, is an easy-to-use online software that allows users to create professional-quality print-ready and eBook files. With the Pressbooks tool, libraries and their patrons can create and design their own books, newsletters, poetry, novels and more in digital and print ready formats.
How to Get Started
Users can visit Pressbooks at https://wplc.pressbooks.pub/ and click the "Connect via your local library" button. From here they can log in (if they already have an account) or Create a Profile. Once they create an account, they can log into Pressbooks and get started creating their ebooks.
How to Get Help
How to Promote Pressbooks
Libraries may wish to share information about Pressbooks, and self publishing in general, with their users! Here are some materials to help:
SELF-e: After users create their books, they can share them to other library patrons in Wisconsin through this Library Journal program. And, if a is selected by Library Journal, it will also be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada.
- How to Use Pressbooks
- Pressbooks Public Tutorial
- The Cost of Self-Publishing
- How to Get Your Book Into Libraries
- How to Successfully Market Your Book
Pressbooks, the Wisconsin Author Project, SELF-e, and BiblioBoard Library are all made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services