Answered By: The Library
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2023     Views: 62

Western Open Books is a library publishing service that supports Western Sydney University (WSU) academics to create and publish open textbooks to be used in the curriculum and microcredentials.

Available format types include:

  • PDF: For print or print on demand.
  • EPUB: For Apple iBook, Nook, Kobo, Kindle and other eBook platforms.
  • Webbook: Private or public.

All book formats are produced using templates that are optimised in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Please note: File exports produced with Western Open Books can be downloaded and freely distributed.

The advantages of using the Western Open Book service, include:

  • A simple, familiar interface.
  • Professionally designed book files, without complex software.
  • Unlimited ability to edit, update, and (re)export books.
  • Ability to collaborate with other authors and editors.
  • A variety of book formats.
  • Affordable access.
  • Complete control over your own content.

Note: Western Open Books is fully functional for users of all modern web browsers and operating systems, except for Internet Explorer and other legacy browsers. It is recommended to use modern web browsers for the authoring and viewing of Western Open Books content.