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What is Pressbooks?

pressbooks logoPressbooks is an easy-to-use book production software for open, online chapter-based publications. Pressbooks is used by educational institutions around the world, including University of Washington, as well as authors and publishers. Pressbooks is a first choice for publishing and sharing text-based open content.

Why Use Pressbooks?

  • Create an open, online publication
  • Openly publish scholarly monographs, textbooks, fiction and non-fiction books, syllabi and assignments, zines, and more
  • Publish and share text-based teaching and learning materials
  • Co-create a book with students as part of a course project
  • Adapt and reuse Pressbooks books published by others with open licenses
  • Export your online book to MOBI (for Kindle ebooks), EPUB (for all other ebookstores), and PDF (for print on-demand and digital distribution)
  • Join UW's growing community of faculty, staff, and students publishing and sharing open projects

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Denise Hattwig
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