Pressbooks

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.

You can also watch the WPLC webinar with BiblioBoard about Pressbooks and SELF-e.

How to Get Help

Find help with using Pressbooks here, including a support email address, the Pressbooks User Guide, and Pressbooks Knowledge Base. You can also watch this short video on How to Use Pressbooks.

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:

Pressbooks Logos: (square icon or banner)

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.

Videos:

 

Pressbooks, the Wisconsin Author Project, SELF-e, and BiblioBoard Library are all made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services