Pressbooks is a Canadian company that supports new, contemporary, and accessible models for book publishing, with an emphasis on helping make educational resources more accessible to all. Through a range of different Pressbooks instances, authors from all walks of life – including academia – can more easily adapt or create teaching and learning materials under the full range of Creative Commons licences.
As a content management system for digital books, Pressbooks is used by several educational institutions and organizations to write, edit, publish, and manage open textbooks in flexible digital formats, including those that are compatible with ebook readers and the web.
Several of the textbooks in BCcampus’s Open Textbook Collection are created and managed through Pressbooks. An example of Pressbooks in action can be seen at Canadian History: Post-Confederation.