Tag Archives: self-publishing

“Why I self-publish with Amazon”

I stumbled across this great post by Robert Ghrist of the University of Pennsylvania.  More people should read and follow it.  I’ll add that I agree with nearly everything he says and add one additional positive that’s not explicit:  by self-publishing on Amazon, you can also release your work electronically for free (if you so […]

Active Calculus 2017 – print copy now via Amazon

In an earlier post, I noted that the 2017 version of Active Calculus – Single Variable was available for purchase via CreateSpace.  There were some minor technical issues with getting the text available on Amazon, but those have now been reconciled, and you can find it directly at this link.  It’s even available for Amazon […]

Active Calculus 2017 – print copy available

The bound, print copy of Active Calculus 2017 is available from CreateSpace for $19.50.  As soon as the Amazon site page for the book is built, I will post the URL for it, too.

Active Calculus – Print on Demand — almost here

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 […]

Coming soon: print-on-demand and AC3

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 […]

Unglue.it

[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 […]

Joint Meetings 2014: free and open textbooks session

While it was certainly a good conference overall this year, last Friday at the Joint Meetings in Baltimore was particularly fantastic.  From 8-11 and 3-5, we had about 15 different presenters share interesting and exciting work and opportunities in the world of free and open-source mathematics texts.  Here are a few highlights: – Richard Hammack […]

Keith Devlin on Self-Publishing

“The procedure is so ridiculously straightforward, I can see no reason why anyone should ever publish another textbook a different way, given the huge expense of textbooks.” Read the whole thing:  http://devlinsangle.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-future-of-textbook-publishing-is-us.html