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FrequentLY Asked Questions

How is publishing in Pressbooks different than WordPress or even Microsoft Word?

JMU Libraries Pressbooks installation is a book and e-book publishing platform for materials that support teaching, learning, and scholarship. The final publication might be online, print-on-demand, and/or openly licensed. The following uses are encouraged:

  • Textbooks
  • Open access books
  • White papers and technical reports

The following uses are outside the scope of Pressbooks:

  • Journals
  • Websites
  • Portfolios
  • Hosting of sensitive or confidential data. See JMU Policy 1205 for information about handling sensitive and confidential data.
  • Publications without a JMU-affiliated account holder

Compliance with other relevant JMU and Libraries policies:

What’s the difference between a Pressbooks “Part” and a “Chapter”?

The Pressbooks hierarchy of book organization looks like this:

  • Book
    • Part
      • Chapter

For more details about Parts and Chapters, watch


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