Newly launched PressBooks turns your content into a book


PressBooks, a WordPress based book creation tool, just launched and is now open to the public.

Making heavy use of custom post types to turn WordPress into a web application, PressBooks allows you to enter your book content into WordPress and export it in a variety of formats. It also allows you to invite other users to contribute to your book via the WordPress users system.

Your book, which gets its own public or private subdomain on, can have multiple authors listed along with standard meta data (title, subtitle, publisher, publication date, etc). Front cover uploading is supported, but uploading a full cover (or back cover) seems to be missing for now.

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