Recently I came across this eBook The HLS Guide to Library School. One thing I liked straight away was how easy it was to open, and get reading. No setting up an account, no having to download to a reader, or anything else fiddly. So, I let my mouse do the walking and checked out PressBooks.



Free! But, with all things free there are caveats. You’ll probably want to remove watermarks, get more storage, convert your ebook into a pdf (and yes, there’s a fee for that).

Whose Using It?

  • authors
  • publishers
  • technical writers
  • open access advocates
  • open textbooks
  • professors, teachers, instructors, students…(that’s us)


PressBook comes with five free templates, and there is an option to have one customized. But for those on a student budget “free” is plenty good.


Making an eBook through PressBooks appears to be fairly easy, and If you’ve ever posted to a WordPress blog you’ll feel right at home (dashboards are practically identical). PressBooks would be ideal for a group project, or a “How to guide…”

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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