10 Self-publishing companies for your next textbook project

Self-publishing, not to be confused with"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." vanity publishing, is now seen as a much more viable option when it comes to publishing a textbook. Self-publishing companies offer a wide range of services from manuscript editing to cover design and distribution. You, as the author, often have complete control over each stage of the design, publishing, and promotion process. Keeping all of this in mind, if you decide to self-publish instead of following the traditional route, these ten self-publishing companies are ones to explore and consider: [Read more…]

Busy TAA People: McKeague to speak on online education panel at Stanford

Pat McKeagueTAA Member Pat McKeague, owner of XYZ Textbooks and MathTV.com, will be participating in a panel discussion at Stanford University on the future of online education, May 14 from 8-9:30 p.m. The discussion, “Reinventing the business of education,” is part of the 16th Annual New Frontiers in Computing event. “So far, the community colleges have been left out of most of the discussions on MOOCs, so I am very happy and excited to be invited to this conference,” said McKeague.