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Book Publishing with WordPress & PressBooks

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April 07, 2013
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Book Publishing with WordPress & PressBooks

That book you’ve been sitting on for years, just won’t write itself. In an age of digital everything, social media, and individual brands, how best to write and publish longform content?

WordPress can be a good tool to capture and manage writing and publishing books, longform prose, and other structured content. PressBooks is an open source WordPress plugin, which can export your books with one click for Kindle, iBook, Nook & PDF, and can make a web version of your book.

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April 07, 2013
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  1. Book Publishing with WordPress and PressBooks Michael Montgomery www.montgomerystudios.com @Montgomery

    Wordcamp Miami 2013 1 Sunday, April 7, 13
  2. Who Are You? Author? Writer? Prospective? Friend? Client? 2 Sunday,

    April 7, 13
  3. Who Am I? Michael Montgomery: learning & building on the

    Web since the mid-90s. 3 Sunday, April 7, 13
  4. Miami Children’s Hospital 4 Sunday, April 7, 13

  5. Author? Not yet.™ 5 Sunday, April 7, 13

  6. Books Gutenberg 1455 6 Sunday, April 7, 13

  7. Publishers Publishing industry Publisher contract? Agent? 7 Sunday, April 7,

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  8. Digital formats? Kindle? .mobi Nook, iBook? .epub PDF? (print-on-demand) Web?

    knowledge/time? 8 Sunday, April 7, 13
  9. We’re in the right room. 9 Sunday, April 7, 13

  10. WP is awesome. 10 Sunday, April 7, 13

  11. But.. One. Big. Textarea. 11 Sunday, April 7, 13

  12. ...Anarchy 12 Sunday, April 7, 13

  13. Content Is Still King. 13 Sunday, April 7, 13

  14. Structured content is good content. 14 Sunday, April 7, 13

  15. What is a book? ...in a post-paper world? 15 Sunday,

    April 7, 13
  16. Answer: Structured content: Longform Title Cover Front matter Chapters End

    matter 16 Sunday, April 7, 13
  17. Semantic content in WP Post creation text box: paste a

    Word document! Um, no. 17 Sunday, April 7, 13
  18. So, PressBooks: Plugin for WP Free, as in wine Open

    source Freemium Book Parts = site properties Chapters = posts One-click export to digital book formats 18 Sunday, April 7, 13
  19. tl;dr www.pressbooks.com Sign Up Write book Cover image Export 19

    Sunday, April 7, 13
  20. Example Book thelaw.pressbooks.com 20 Sunday, April 7, 13

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  28. Future: Collaborative Writing & Editing Online 28 Sunday, April 7,

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  29. Photo credit: www.flickr.com/commons 29 Sunday, April 7, 13

  30. Thank you Michael Montgomery www.montgomerystudios.com @Montgomery 30 Sunday, April 7,

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