Welcome

Welcome to the home of the Pressbooks Open Source project.

Pressbooks is a book content management system that exports in multiple formats: ebooks, webbooks, print-ready PDF, and various XML flavours. The system is built on top of WordPress Multisite, and makes significant changes to the admin interface, web presentation layer and export routines of a vanilla WordPress install.

Pressbooks is used by educational institutions, academic presses, small publishers, as well as individual authors. There are three ways to use it:

  • Let us host and maintain a Pressbooks network for you (PressbooksEDU plans include priority setup, tech support and training, and save your IT/development team countless hours)
  • Host and maintain your own Pressbooks network (best for institutions with development staff devoted to maintaining your system)
  • Use Pressbooks.com (ideal for individuals or as a test bed for institutional use)

For a more detailed review of the options, see here.

On this site we provide resources for the open source community, and discuss features, changes, code and roadmaps. Get involved!

Pressbooks is free software, released under the GPL v2.0 license.