Getting Started

Setting up an Account: Where to Begin

Pressbooks is an online publishing platform that is built on the popular WordPress website publishing and blogging platform. If you have used WordPress in the past, Pressbooks should feel familiar to you.

Pressbooks allows you to create content once and publish it in many different formats, including as a website, PDF document, EPUB document (usable in most e-reading applications and devices), and MOBI (for Kindle specific applications). It is also a useful tool for making changes to an existing open textbook during the adaptation process. This section will describe how to use two different versions of this publishing and editing platform.

BCcampus has created a self-serve instance of Pressbooks for faculty and instructors who teach at a public post-secondary institution in British Columbia and Yukon College. When accessing this instance of Pressbooks, faculty must use their institutional email address. A list of accepted email domains are below.

For everyone else, please go to the general Pressbooks website at to create an account.

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