Pressbooks is here!

My publisher recently moved to Pressbooks and I have been busy porting the material of my next book to this platform.

I am truly impressed with its ease of use – anybody who knows how to use WordPress can use PB in minutes, and it exports in every eBook format known to man with a single click; finally book authoring has a truly universal tool regardless of the destination platform.

My personal list of key missing features includes:

  • easy-to-use indented lists
  • nested chapters
  • automatic figure numbering
  • bookmarks as hyperlink destinations
  • a more complete user manual

but even in this current incarnation, it is light years better than anything else.

If you want the occasional fancy header or table, take my advice on tables and import them as pictures, you’ll save yourself a lot of unnecessary aggravation.

All in all, excellent product

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