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Open Education and Textbook Affordability at Shoreline CC

What is Pressbooks?

Pressbooks is online software that enables authors and publishers to design and format any kind of book, including:

  • PDF: for print or print on demand
  • EPUB: for Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Kindle and most other ebook platforms
  • Webbook: private or public

They have a directory of 6,386 books published by 173 organizations. 

How to create an Open Washington Pressbooks Account

Steps for creating an account through Shoreline CC's account:

1. Go to

2. Click on ‘Sign Up’.

Screenshot of Open Washington Pressbooks homepage with the sign up button called out

3. Pick a username and use your Shoreline CC email address.

4. Click ‘Next’ to create an account. You will get an email with a confirmation link that you need to use within 24-48 hours.

Screenshot of Open WA Pressbooks sign up registration page


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