I just got my private beta invite to PressBooks, a Montreal startup by Hugh McGuire, the guy behind LibriVox. Their product is a book publishing platform built on WordPress. The goal is simple: making ebook publishing easy.
Pressbooks solves a pain point I’ve always had: generating basic formatted versions of books I’ve written. I just want to generate a nice PDF of something I’ve written so my friends don’t have to read my .txt files. With Pressbooks, it will take all your chapters and smoosh them together into a decent-looking PDF by default. My friends who have e-readers could read the epub versions the app generates. To boot, Pressbooks also has an online component, which makes posting your novel as you write it way simpler. Once I’ve given it a closer review, I’ll post again with details.
This is especially cool for me to see, considering I’ve spent some time making writing tools. By the way: I will soon have exciting news to share about Write Pretty Story, the app I posted a while back.