College students everywhere are heading to their campus bookstores’ websites to see what their textbooks are going to set them back.  Here are three anecdotes that have gotten me rankled just within the last week or so. – One of my son’s closest friends is studying nursing at a private university in the upper midwest that […]

I’m excited to announce that the print-on-demand version of Active Calculus has arrived at several online booksellers.  Via the comparison site Fetchbook, you can currently find options with Barnes & Noble and a couple of the non-US Amazon sites (for reasons unclear, the book isn’t yet showing up on Amazon’s US site, though it will […]

In my mail today, I got a printed copy of the proof for the book.  It was incredibly fun to see the text go from its purely electronic format and the planned cover image and see it actually become the print copy, lying on my dining room table in 3D: More details to follow as […]

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this free and open textbook project has been all of the new friends I’ve made in the mathematics community.  I just got to see several of them in Portland at Mathfest, including Eric Sullivan of Carroll College in Helena, MT. As we caught up in person, Eric shared […]

Recently I shared news that I’ve been working on a print-on-demand version of the text.  Lon Miller of Orthogonal Publishing and I are in the final stages of that project, and expect by the end of the week of August 11 to be able share the link to order a copy and information about cost.  For […]

Two updates for the near and not-so-near future: – This summer, I’m working to establish a print-on-demand option for bound copies; I expect this to be available no later than early August, and will post here about the option once it’s available.  For the full 8 chapters printed and bound, the end cost to the […]

[Insert profuse apologies here regarding my limited posting over the past four months.] It is finally warm outside after an unusually brutal Michigan winter; warm weather brings the promise of many things, and one of those is more time to write and catch up on some projects.  Some updates to Active Calculus and some responses […]


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