PressBooks’ Hugh McGuire just sent out a handy guide to preparing and selling a book with this cloud publishing system. I’ve used the tool three times now and love it. Have distributed using my own site, BookBaby and CreateSpace. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Here’s what he had to say in his newsletter.
PressBooks was invented to help writers and publishers like you make publisher-ready files affordably without the usual need for extensive graphic design or Web development.
Simply import your text, apply a theme, export your book files and upload them into bookstores.
When you’re ready to publish, you can instantly format your book for Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Smashwords and other ebookstores). And at the same time, create the print-on-demand version of your book for CreateSpace or IngramSpark.
Take your files and publish in any bookstore you want. And we don’t charge you by the month or take a percentage. PressBooks only charges for your book conversion–a one-time, per-book fee of $99 for print and ebook files or $19.99 for ebooks alone.
Now you may be wondering, how do I get my writing from PressBooks to bookstores? Glad you asked! Check out our Slideshare on how to self-publish your book from start to finish.
Need other services, such as a cover designer or editor? Check out our partners and recommended services.
Finally, consider PressBooks your partner in the self-publishing journey. If you can’t figure out how to do something and don’t see instructions at the links above, please reach out to me directly. We are continually improving PressBooks and are always interested in user feedback.