PubSweet and Editoria books available below!

What if you could design your publishing workflow, defined by your own needs?

PubSweet is a free, open source toolkit for building state-of-the-art publishing platform. It’s been designed to be modular and flexible to let you configure any aspect of it. To turn this ideal into a real thing, Pubsweet is made of modules that you can choose, configure, adapt, and even extend to fit your own needs.

In June 2018, representatives of Coko, Hindawi, eLife and EBI, spent three days together to write a book about PubSweet. Topics include what it is, what it can do, and how it can be used to design publishing workflows and build the platforms to support those processes.

While the book covers the technical approaches behind PubSweet, it also describes how Hindawi, eLife or EBI are using Pubsweet to build the tools to match the publishing workflow they’re building in their organizations.  It’s also one of the best starting points to join the Pubsweet adventure.


Since the beginning of 2019, we’ve updated the content of the book and transferred it into Pubsweet central documentation site. We also provide a Getting Started guide that will ease your first steps in the Pubsweet universe.

You can download the previous version of the book here:

As a pdf

As an epub

The book was written by Yannis Barlas (Coko), Bogdan Cochior (Hindawi), Nick Duffield (eLife), Samuel Galson (eLife), Yuci Gou (EBI), Audrey Hamelers (EBI), Peter Hooper (eLife), Adam Hyde (Coko), Christos Kokosias (Coko), Tamlyn Rhodes (eLife), Paul Shannon (eLife), Julien Taquet (Coko), Alex Theg (Coko), and Jure Triglav (Coko).

This book was written during a Book Sprint in Cambridge UK in june 2018, facilitated by Barbara Rühling, Raewyn Whyte did the copy edit, Henrik Van Leuween designed the cover and Agathe Baëz designed and produced the book.

The book is licenced CC-BY-SA.

Editoria – Community Owned Book Publishing Platform Anyone?

Editoria is an open source, browser-based books production platform. It includes collaborative authoring and editing, web-based word processing, and automated typesetting. It also includes docx to HTML conversion and production tracking capabilities. It is free to install and use via the MIT License.

Editoria is community supported, and as such, this book was written collaboratively by representatives from Coko, Paged Media, California Digital Library and University of California Press.

The book includes chapters on the community, workflow and the technology.

You can download the book here:

as a PDF

as an EPUB

This book was collaboratively written with Editoria and facilitated by Book Sprints.

Participating in the Book Sprint were Yannis Barlas (Coko), Kate Warne (UC Press), Justin Gonder (CDL), Christos Kokosias (Coko), Fred Chasen (Paged Media), Alex Theg (Coko), Cindy Fulton (UC Press), Monica Westin (CDL), Adam Hyde (Coko), Jessica Moll (UC Press), Julien Taquet (Coko), Julie Blanc (PagedMedia), and Alison McGonagle-O’Connell (Coko). Thanks to all of our organizations for supporting our participation and our time away from the

The Book Sprint was facilitated by Barbara Rühling.

The book was designed by Agathe Baëz.

Illustrations made by Henrik Van Leuween.

The book is licenced CC-BY-SA.