Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Ask Us!Toggle Chat Widget

Live chat assistance available 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Need to Report a Noise or Building Issue?
Send an email
Search FAQs and Get More Help

OER@MT & Library Support: Pressbooks: An Introduction

This guide highlights useful tools for creating OER at MTSU

Pressbooks: An Introduction

Pressbooks is a WordPress-based online platform for self-publishing books in multiple formats: e-books, webbooks, and print-ready PDFs. The software, which is open source, makes significant changes to the WordPress admin interface, web presentation, and export routines. Although popular with monographs, edited collections, open textbooks, its built-in interactive H5P plug-in also makes it a good choice for Open Educational Resources.

Reasons to use Pressbooks

  • Low-medium learning curve
  • Downloadable in multiple formats
  • Ideal for monographs, manuscripts, blog-to-book, and open textbooks
  • Similar to WordPress
  • Easy to apply an open license

Thanks to Illinois Library