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PressBooks @ Toronto WordPress Meetup April 2013

PressBooks @ Toronto WordPress Meetup April 2013

On April 20th, Hugh McGuire of PressBooks.com took Toronto WordPress Group members through a tour of the PressBooks platform. These are his slides.

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April 22, 2013
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  1. PressBooks
    the CMS for books
    built on
    WordPress
    CONTACT:
    [email protected]
    +1.514.464.2047

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  2. Freemium/SaaS:
    PressBooks.com is a hosted,
    managed SaaS tool, for
    those who don’t want to
    run their own installations.

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  3. Open Source:
    PressBooks is a GPL plugin
    for WordPress Multi-site, and
    we are on Github.

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  4. Input your book once, we output:
    * PDF (typeset)
    * EPUB (for iBooks, Nook etc)
    * MOBI (for Kindle)
    * Web
    * other XML

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  5. All
    PressBooks templates:
    -- EPUB, MOBI, PDF, web --
    are based on:
    CSS
    (cascading style sheets)
    the styling technology that drives the web.

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  6. Customizable export templates:
    epub kindle pdf
    mobile desktop

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  7. Online book catalog:

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  8. PressBooks has:
    An easy-to-use web-interface ... 4
    easy steps to making a book:

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  9. Step 1.
    Add book information/metadata:

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  10. Step 2a.
    Add your chapters:

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  11. Step 2b.
    Organize your chapters:

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  12. Step 3a.
    Choose your export theme/
    template:

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  13. Step 3b.
    Choose your theme options:

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  14. Step 4.
    Export your book in whatever
    formats you want:

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  15. Extras #1.
    Edit CSS ... for: EPUB, WEB, and...
    PDF ... (yes, PDF).

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  16. Extras #2.
    Sell your books.

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  17. PressBooks makes:
    Beautifully-designed books in all
    formats:

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  18. PDF
    (for print)

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  19. EPUB
    (for Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc)

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  20. Bluefire
    Reader

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  21. MOBI
    (for Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle eink)

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  22. Kindle
    Paperwhite

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  23. WEB
    (for computers, smartphones, and tablets)

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  24. Tablets &
    Smartphones

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  25. Laptops &
    Computers

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  26. We would like to help you make books.
    Please let us know if you have questions.
    CONTACT:
    Hugh McGuire
    +1.514.464.2047
    [email protected]

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