As we work to build an open and collaborative model for publishing open textbooks, we are starting by supporting a handful of open textbook projects. For these select projects, we are working with faculty and institution staff, providing support for:

  • management of the the publishing process
  • finding collaborators (for everything from chapter authors to reviewers and proofreaders)
  • formatting and design (including access to Pressbooks textbook formatting software)
  • publishing in open, remixable formats
  • marketing, classroom adoption, and distribution into Open Textbook repositories

By doing this, we hope to build a community-driven, open textbook publishing process, supported by technology where appropriate. Equally important, we are building a global, connected community of people dedicated to increasing access to open education through open textbooks.

Our Project Criteria

In order to be considered for Rebus Community support during this phase, we have four criteria:

  • The book must have an engaged lead author or administrative champion, who is committed to Open Education, OER, and Open Textbooks
  • The book must be “interesting” (interesting topic, or targeted at large enrollment classes)
  • The book must be licensed CC BY (see our licensing policy, and CC BY joint statement )

Current Projects


We are no longer accepting new projects for our pilot phase. However, if you have an open textbook project you’d like us to consider, email us at (Note that all projects supported by the Rebus Community must bear the CC BY license.)