About this Guide

This guide is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about creating and publishing a book with Pressbooks on the UC Berkeley Open Book Publishing Platform. The guide is maintained by the Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services and is subject to ongoing updates and revisions.

We have organized our guidance into the following parts:

Part I. User Policies and Guidelines

This section summarizes the essential policies and guidelines that we expect users to follow when they create books with Pressbooks on the UC Berkeley Open Book Publishing Platform.

Part II. Making Your Book

This section provides an overview of how to accomplish key tasks to get your account up and running and dive into your book project. For more comprehensive guidance, consult the general Pressbooks user guide and the PressbooksEDU (campus version) guide.

Part II. Publishing and Promoting Your Book

This section provides an overview of what to consider when you are planning to publish your book, from the technical process of exporting files to strategies for exposure and discoverability.

Appendix

This Appendix provides information about additional resources for those working on open textbooks, including examples of other books for inspiration and adaptation, and Library guidance on copyright, publishing, and other topics.

More Information

Questions or feedback? Email schol-comm@berkeley.edu.

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