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Publishing in Pressbooks: Pressbooks for OER

This is an introduction to using Pressbooks to self-publish.

Library Guides

Book Cloning

Pressbooks created a simple process to “clone” or copy any public, openly licensed book from one Pressbooks network to their own PressbooksEDU network.  We can then host the open textbook on our FSCJ Pressbooks website then adapt the book for our needs. 

You can:

  • Duplicate and immediately begin adapting books specifically for their classrooms
  • Replicate and update course syllabi each semester, leaving previous versions intact
  • Share and disseminate research and books easily with other institutions for quick adoption and adaptation.

Directions for book cloning from the Pressbooks User Guide.


undefined The OER Activity Sourcebook is a resource
book for instructors looking to use
Pressbooks to create OER books.
undefined This Authoring Open Textbooks is a guide is
to help with the production of open textbooks
in higher education and K-12. The book contains
many helpful suggestions such as a getting started
checklist, case studies as well as writing resources
and other useful tools. 



A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students  is
for faculty wanting to practice open pedagogy by
involving students in the creation of
Open Educational Resources.

undefined 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.