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ES: Books: Features and Getting Started

Working with EngagedScholarship@CSU Books


Your book will be designed and formatted in Pressbooks, an online book content management platform.  The finished result will allow readers to download your book from a variety of devices including Kindles, phones, and iPad for ebooks. It can also be formatted as a printed book. 

Your ebook will be included on the MSL Academic Endeavors Gallery page and will have its own descriptive page including

  • Title
  • Book cover image
  • Description
  • Plumx Metrics 
  • ISBN (global book identifier)
  • Share links on social media
  • Keywords for search engines


Readership Map

See the Global Impact of your Work

You will have access to your own author dashboard, which includes a readership map, download counts, and readership statistics.  You can share your data with others and export statistics for use in external applications.

Readership Map

Readership Reports

You will receive monthly readership reports via email, where you can link directly to your author dashboard to view your up-to-date download information.    

Readership Report

Sample Book

Below is a sample of an individual book landing page in EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University (click on the image to access the page):

Can we publish your manuscript?

Please fill out the Manuscript Proposal Form to expedite our consideration of your manuscript.

Ready to submit your manuscript?

When you are ready to submit your manuscript for publication, please follow the Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

Publishing Agreement

Download and review the License to Publish Agreement.  Your book can be published only with your signed approval. You will retain copyright and if you decide later to publish with a commercial publisher, the book can be removed from EngagedScholarship @ CSU. 

Publish Your Book

Email for information on how you can get started.