The Open Textbook Network Publishing Curriculum is open to everyone in the Canvas learning management system.
Several resources are available to help open textbook authors:
BCcampus Open Education Accessibility Toolkit provides resources for content creators, instructional designers, educational technologists, librarians, and others to create a truly open textbook that's free and accessible for all students.
This web-based software lets you create ebooks in a variety of formats: PDF, Kobi (for Kindle), Epub, and others. The basic version is free (after you register). Subscribers get premium features. This software is a product of WordPress. Because the UA is a member of the Open Textbook Network, we get free access to a Pressbooks sandbox. Contact Cheryl Cuillier if you're interested in creating an open textbook. The Pressbooks User Guide and Pressbooks video tutorials offer help.
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
This guide from the Open Textbook Network focuses on the technological aspects of editing existing open textbooks, and will help you assess the effort, expertise, and technical tools needed. It also includes step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types.
Adobe Creative Cloud products
UA employees and students have free access to the complete suite of Adobe Creative Cloud products, which include Acrobat Pro DC for editing PDFs and Dreamweaver CC for editing HTML.