Publishing Your Open Textbook in Pressbooks
When you are ready to publish your work, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure that it is made public and available in our catalogue of works. We will notify you as soon as this is complete.
Students like flexibility when it comes to their textbooks. Some may prefer printed versions of the textbook, while others will prefer using a website, and some may prefer reading using an e-reader or tablet.
To make your book as accessible as possible, MacEwan Open Books administrators will make your textbook available in multiple formats so students have the ability to choose the format that works for them (.pdf, .epub). This also includes editable files so that others can use your work to create their own adaptations (.xml).
Following publication, we strongly recommend maintaining a chapter entitled Versioning History in the back matter at the very end of your work similar to the one used in this guide to track any changes and updates to your work after it is made public.
Share Your Work
You can distribute your textbook by:
- Providing students, your colleagues, and anyone else with a link to the book on Pressbooks
- Asking the MacEwan University Library to catalogue your book, and sharing that link as well.
You can also consider sharing your work with the larger open community. One way to do this is by adding your textbook to an established repository or open textbook collection:
Note: Some of these require undergoing a formal review before being accepted.