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Pressbooks

The CSU has signed a limited agreement with Pressbooks. We would like to support any CSU faculty or staff member who is interested in publishing course materials in the open education environment. 


What is Pressbooks?

Pressbooks is online software that enables authors and publishers to design and format any kind of book, including: 

  • PDF: for print or print on demand 
  • EPUB: for Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Kindle and most other ebook platforms 
  • Webbook: private or public 

Pressbooks is used by independent authors, small and medium-sized publishers, and educational institutions around the world.  

Pressbooks webbooks are website versions of your book that are hosted on Pressbooks and can be distributed for free to the public. Many use Pressbooks webbooks to produce and distribute open educational resources (OER). 


Resources

Pressbooks Support & Resources:This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. 

Upcoming Webinars

Advanced PressbooksEDU Publishing Webinar – February 2022This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am PST

This training session is open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks and is designed for users who have some familiarity with Pressbooks and are ready to engage in more complex activities, like adding interactive elements or integrating Pressbooks with supported third-party tools.

Getting started with PressbooksEDU Webinar – March 2022 This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

This training session is open to all users of hosted PressbooksEDU networks and is designed for users who are new to Pressbooks. Attendees will learn how to get started with Pressbooks, from creating a new book to publishing and exporting offline versions of the text. 


CalState-Pressbooks Network

Additional resources are located on the CalState-Pressbooks Network site


Contact Person

If you wish to use Pressbooks and would like to set up an account, please contact Theresa Dykes