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:

  • Pressbooks.com, our SaaS offering targeted at individual authors, and small publishers
  • Pressbooks hosted service, for larger institutions (contact us!)
  • Pressbooks self-hosted, for those with the time and development resources

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.