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PressBooks: Design Principles & Objectives

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An overview of the design principles and objectives of PressBooks, the open source CMS for books.

An overview of the design principles and objectives of PressBooks, the open source CMS for books.

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  • 1. PressBooks.coma CMS for booksCONTACT:hugh@pressbooks.com+1.514.464.2047@hughmcguire@pressbooks
  • 2. Input your book once, we output...
  • 3. epub kindle pdfmobile desktop
  • 4. How did we (I) get here?
  • 5. My definition of a book:“A book is a discrete collection of text (andother media), that is designed by theauthor(s) as an internally completerepresentation of an idea, or set of ideas;emotion or set of emotions...”
  • 6. ThreeDesign PrinciplesunderpinningPressBooks
  • 7. 1.PressBooksshould be easy for anyone to use(even me).
  • 8. 2.- input text once- output in every format:EPUB, MOBI, WEB AND PRINT.(etc.)
  • 9. AllPressBooks outputs:-- EPUB, MOBI, PDF, web --are based on:HTML+CSSthe styling technologies that drive the web.
  • 10. PDF(for print)
  • 11. EPUB(for Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc)
  • 12. AppleiBooks
  • 13. Kobo
  • 14. Alkido
  • 15. BluefireReader
  • 16. MOBI(for Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle eink)
  • 17. KindleFire
  • 18. KindlePaperwhite
  • 19. Kindleeink
  • 20. WEB(for computers, smartphones, and tablets)
  • 21. Laptops &Computers
  • 22. Tablets &Smartphones
  • 23. 3.The web will win in the endandfuture-proofingyour workflownowis a good idea.
  • 24. Study Aid:Three PressBooks design principles:1. easy to use2. input text once, output all formats3. the web will win in the end
  • 25. ThreeObjectivesforPressBooksor, what shall we do with ourDesign Principles?
  • 26. 1.(Short-term)Allow anyoneto makea beautiful book.
  • 27. 2.(medium term)Make PressBooks the best bookpublishing tool in the world.
  • 28. “I feel like I died and went to nerdheaven.”-- Marissa Wold,Production Manager,Fortress Press/Augsberg Fortress.
  • 29. 3.(long term)Bring the stuff of books onto web,into the network.
  • 30. My definition of a book:“A book is a discrete collection of text (andother media), that is designed by theauthor(s) as an internally completerepresentation of an idea, or set of ideas;emotion or set of emotions...... with an API.”
  • 31. tl;dr:
  • 32. PressBooks:easy.one input, all book formats.web.
  • 33. We would like to help you make books.pressbooks.comCONTACT:Hugh McGuire+1.514.464.2047hugh@pressbooks.com@hughmcguire@pressbooks

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