Trouble signing up for a UA Pressbooks account? Make sure you’re using your @arizona.edu email address to Sign Up (@email.arizona.edu emails are being phased out). We recommend using your UA NetID as your username (e.g., wilbur). Once you’ve created your free Pressbooks account, you’ll be able to use your UA NetID and password next time you Sign In (select the Use Your UA NetID button).
The easiest way to get started with Pressbooks is to follow the 5-Step Guide to Making a Book on Pressbooks.
Curious about what Pressbooks looks like and how it works? Watch this demo (25-minute video by Liz Mays).
The Pressbooks User Guide goes into depth on both basic and advanced features of Pressbooks, such as creating footnotes, setting up a table of contents, editing your book’s CSS, and testing your ebook across multiple platforms. It also has a section with comprehensive instructions on how to use Pressbooks features that are specific to educational publishing.
A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students is for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other open educational resources.
The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is a living repository of collective knowledge, written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need.
Discover Creative Commons is a free 6-module online course to learn the basics of Creative Commons licenses, copyright, and public domain.
Pressbooks offers monthly trainings for beginner and advanced Pressbooks users. Sign up at https://pressbooks.com/webinars.
To get acquainted and started with Pressbooks, view this video demonstration by Steel Wagstaff (1 hour 10 minutes).
View playlists of Pressbooks’ previous trainings, other features, and tutorials, including:
Pressbooks offers FAQ and other resources on its virtual Help Desk.
Copyright Takedown Requests
Rights review of materials produced by external partners on Pressbooks is the responsibility of those external partners, who are asked to warrant that the digital materials made available on Pressbooks:
- Do not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any person or entity
- Do not infringe on the rights of privacy of others.
If you would like to request removal of digital materials from Pressbooks, you can submit a request to the UA Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Librarian. More information is available on our policy page.
Need Additional Help?
Please contact your Pressbooks network manager, Cheryl (Cuillier) Casey, at email@example.com.