14 Get Started!

You can create books in Pressbooks in a few different ways:

  1. You can use the “Create a New Book” command (very top menu of your Pressbooks Dashboard).
    Screenshot showing the options under the My Books menuThen you can:

    • Start typing your content or pasting it from elsewhere.
    • Add chapters and parts as needed using the menu on the left side (under Organize).
    • Use the Import tool (left side menu under Tools) to bring content in from a variety of different places.
      screenshot of content import tools
      You can click the image above to see text more clearly; then use your browser’s back button to return to the book page.
  2. You can use the “Clone A Book” command (very top menu of your Pressbooks Dashboard) to bring an openly licensed book on the Pressbooks platform into our network & customize as you’d like.

Consider mixing the very best of all three options…start by cloning a book, and then add your own original material and/or import from other openly licensed sources!



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