BECOMING ANINDEPENDENTPUBLISHER WITHPRESSBOOKS ANDWORDPRESSNICK CISKE@NCISKENICK@THOUGHTREFINERY.COM#WCMPLS
I build Genesis child themes and custom pluginsOWNER, THOUGHT REFINERY
I decoded a supposed binary message from aliensANCIENT ALIENS
Back to realityENOUGH ALIENS
It does blogs, right?ONLINE PUBLISHING
Becoming a web app framework option…MOST POPULAR WEB CMS
Last 1.5 years helping start Believers Press6 YEARS IN BOOK PRINTING & SELFPUBLISHING
My first… and last article was about the PressBooks launchPUBLISHED ON WP CANDY
I was pretty excited…MATT MULLENWEG COMMENTED ON IT
And make sure it’s GPL v2.0 or compatible!OPEN SOURCE ALL THE THINGS
PressBooks announced it was going open sourceABOUT A YEAR LATER…
PB.COM VS OPEN SOURCEFREEMIUM/SAAS• Free to use• No setup• PB makes moneyon premiumservices• Distributionpartnershipsthrou...
Per server, for commercial use. After a 10% PressBooks discount.Less for academics. Free for non-commercial.PRINCE XML LIC...
Previously supported by PressBooks, may return in the futureWIKIPUBLISHER
No integration that I know of (but you can contribute one -- the joy of open source)WEASY PRINT
PressBooks.comDEMO
Open Source PluginDEMO
github.com/pressbooksGITHUB
Ink on ground up dead treesSELF PUBLISHING BOOKS
The next great American novelFICTION
NON FICTION
DIGITAL FIRST WORKFLOW
Get feedback (comments) as you write the book!CROWD SOURCED BOOKS
Bits in plastic and steelEBOOKS
Product or software documentationUSES
I may have answers…QUESTIONS?
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Pressbooks: WordCamp Minneapolis 2013

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PressBooks launched as a SAAS offering in 2011 to facilitate the easy creation and publishing of ‘electronic first’ books (epub, mobi, etc) that can also be printed (traditionally and on demand).

In February 2013, an open source version was released further democratizing the creation and publishing of ebooks and print-on-demand publishing.

We’ll cover how to install PressBooks OS, pros and cons of the hosted vs. open source version, and how to publish your first book using the tool.

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Pressbooks: WordCamp Minneapolis 2013

  1. 1. BECOMING ANINDEPENDENTPUBLISHER WITHPRESSBOOKS ANDWORDPRESSNICK CISKE@NCISKENICK@THOUGHTREFINERY.COM#WCMPLS
  2. 2. I build Genesis child themes and custom pluginsOWNER, THOUGHT REFINERY
  3. 3. I decoded a supposed binary message from aliensANCIENT ALIENS
  4. 4. Back to realityENOUGH ALIENS
  5. 5. It does blogs, right?ONLINE PUBLISHING
  6. 6. Becoming a web app framework option…MOST POPULAR WEB CMS
  7. 7. Last 1.5 years helping start Believers Press6 YEARS IN BOOK PRINTING & SELFPUBLISHING
  8. 8. My first… and last article was about the PressBooks launchPUBLISHED ON WP CANDY
  9. 9. I was pretty excited…MATT MULLENWEG COMMENTED ON IT
  10. 10. And make sure it’s GPL v2.0 or compatible!OPEN SOURCE ALL THE THINGS
  11. 11. PressBooks announced it was going open sourceABOUT A YEAR LATER…
  12. 12. PB.COM VS OPEN SOURCEFREEMIUM/SAAS• Free to use• No setup• PB makes moneyon premiumservices• Distributionpartnershipsthrough 3rd partiesGPL PLUGINRequires• PHP 5.4• Fresh WP multisite• PrinceXML (PDF)• Mobigen (Kindle,free)• Shell access orwilling host• You distribute
  13. 13. Per server, for commercial use. After a 10% PressBooks discount.Less for academics. Free for non-commercial.PRINCE XML LICENSE = $3,400
  14. 14. Previously supported by PressBooks, may return in the futureWIKIPUBLISHER
  15. 15. No integration that I know of (but you can contribute one -- the joy of open source)WEASY PRINT
  16. 16. PressBooks.comDEMO
  17. 17. Open Source PluginDEMO
  18. 18. github.com/pressbooksGITHUB
  19. 19. Ink on ground up dead treesSELF PUBLISHING BOOKS
  20. 20. The next great American novelFICTION
  21. 21. NON FICTION
  22. 22. DIGITAL FIRST WORKFLOW
  23. 23. Get feedback (comments) as you write the book!CROWD SOURCED BOOKS
  24. 24. Bits in plastic and steelEBOOKS
  25. 25. Product or software documentationUSES
  26. 26. I may have answers…QUESTIONS?

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