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UW Libraries Pressbooks is an authoring platform that allows UW faculty, staff and students to create and publish Open Educational Resources.
Easy to use online book writing software provided by the UW Libraries.
Free for current UW students, faculty and staff.
Lets you create online and downloadable (PDF, ePub, etc) books
Write your book in Pressbooks, or easily import content from Word
Several people can work on the same book, with different roles and permissions
Easily apply an open license to your book and chapter
Create an account and get started: https://uw.pressbooks.pub/
Pressbooks User Training
- Pressbooks hosts two monthly online webinars that are open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks (including UW).
- Interested in a Pressbooks training for yourself, your department or course? Schedule a consultation with the Open Education Librarian.
Resources for Pressbooks Authors
Pressbooks User Guide
Most questions about authoring in the Pressbooks platform, including design, organization and collaboration can be answered in this guide.
Pressbooks Knowledge Base
This help center provides several articles and answers to common questions.
Pressbooks YouTube Channel
Looking for a way to watch and learn Pressbooks? This channel contains video tutorials for several popular features, as well as recordings of many of past training and informational webinars.
Pressbooks Community Forum
Pressbooks maintains this open, public forum for all users to discuss issues related to the platform. Community members are encouraged to support one another and contribute to the forum however they’re best able.
A directory of all the books (textbooks, handbooks, and other text-based media) published on Pressbooks. Using the UW Libraries Pressbooks platform, UW faculty, staff and students can clone, revise, remix, and redistribute all of the openly licensed content found through this Directory.