12 Start a New Book

To start a new book project:

  1. Sign in to Pressbooks, then click on the “My Books” link in the upper right corner of the homepage.
  2. From the Dashboard: Hover over “My Books” at the top of the screen, and choose “Create a New Book” from the dropdown menu.


  • It’s a good idea to make your book private while you’re still setting it up. You can turn on the privacy setting on the screen where you first create your book. You can also turn privacy on and off from the Dashboard in the Text > Organize section.
  • Your book will have a unique URL (“webbook address”). This cannot be changed, so choose it wisely. You can change the actual book title at any time and as many times as you wish.


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