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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
  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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  4. Open Source: PressBooks is a GPL plugin for WordPress Multi-site,

    and we are on Github.
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  6. Input your book once, we output: * PDF (typeset) *

    EPUB (for iBooks, Nook etc) * MOBI (for Kindle) * Web * other XML
  7. All PressBooks templates: -- EPUB, MOBI, PDF, web -- are

    based on: CSS (cascading style sheets) the styling technology that drives the web.
  8. Customizable export templates: epub kindle pdf mobile desktop

  9. Online book catalog:

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  11. PressBooks has: An easy-to-use web-interface ... 4 easy steps to

    making a book:
  12. Step 1. Add book information/metadata:

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  14. Step 2a. Add your chapters:

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  16. Step 2b. Organize your chapters:

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

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  20. Step 3b. Choose your theme options:

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

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  24. Extras #1. Edit CSS ... for: EPUB, WEB, and... PDF

    ... (yes, PDF).
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  26. Extras #2. Sell your books.

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

  31. PDF (for print)

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

  37. Apple iBooks

  38. Kobo

  39. Alkido

  40. Bluefire Reader

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

  42. Kindle Fire

  43. Kindle Paperwhite

  44. Kindle eink

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

  46. Tablets & Smartphones

  47. Laptops & Computers

  48. 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]