The University of Iowa

What is Pressbooks?

Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish. Pressbooks delivers print-ready PDF files, as well as ebook files optimized to look great on mobile devices.

Who is eligible to use Iowa's Pressbooks?

All University faculty and staff are able to request a Pressbooks booksite. Use of the system is reserved for educational, research or institutional purposes.  An account is required for access.  To get an account created, contact the ITS Help Desk at

Where do I login?

The University of Iowa Pressbooks is located here:

I wrote most of my book in Word. Can I upload this file to Pressbooks?

Absolutely. You can either cut and paste each chapter into Pressbooks or use the Microsoft Word importer. 

How do I ...?

The Pressbooks knowledge base is full of answers for your questions.

For further assistance you can email the ITS Help Desk:


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