Adopting a free or low cost-textbook isn’t enough? Browse there resources if you’re interested in publishing your own e-text to use with your students.
Realizeit is an authoring and delivery platform that lets you create personalized, adaptive courseware in any area of study and at any level using your original content, OER and/or publisher content. The system provides mastery-based adaptive learning capabilities in traditional and emerging competency-based learning models for a growing number of progressive institutions improving student motivation, engagement and achievement through the deployment of a real-time evidence-based learning system that enables adaptive learning, adaptive teaching, institutional effectiveness and more. Learn more.
Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish. Pressbooks delivers print-ready files for CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source, as well as ebook files optimized to look great in all ebook stores. Learn more.
CreateSpace offers free and easy options to “Do-it-yourself” and finish fast, with tools like Interior Reviewer, Cover Creator, Preview, and Image Gallery. It also provides comprehensive Book Services to get the help you need to complete your book, with affordable design, editing, and marketing services. There are also Wide Distribution Options to reach readers for free. Make your book available through Amazon.com, Amazon Europe, your own eStore, Kindle, and Expanded Distribution options. Learn more.
“Whether you want to publish original material while retaining your copyright, reduce the cost of course materials, or differentiate your institution’s curriculum, XanEdu can help you craft and deliver tomorrow’s education, today. To learn how we can help you, select an educator type below.” Learn more.
“Smashwords is an ebook distributor. We make it fast, free and easy for authors and publishers to distribute ebooks to the world’s largest ebook retailers. Authors and publishers retain full control over how their works are published, sampled, priced and sold. If an author wants to price a book at free, they have that freedom.” Learn more.
“Turn your ideas into professional print books, magazines, or ebooks for iPad and Kindle. Create, print and sell. Blurb allows you to make print and ebooks using our free easy-to-use software, create professional-quality books and magazines and print one copy or many, and sell books on your website, Amazon, or wherever books are sold”. Learn more.
Direct Publishing that only takes only 5 minutes and your book appears in Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours. With Kindle Direct Publishing, you can select Global Fund when customers read your books, from Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Plus, earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico. Learn more.
“Established since 2007, CinnamonTeal provides services related to editing, design, production and packaging for both eBooks and for the paperbacks and hardcovers. As a publisher, we do not pay advances nor do we retain any rights to the content of the book. Instead, we guide writers through the book publishing process and help them present the best book possible.” Learn more.
BookBaby offers self-publishing book services, book editing services, and book scanning services. They also are able to create great books, ebooks, cover designs and interior book design and formatting. Learn more.
“No-Cost Self Publishing, with no delivery fees or production costs, NOOK Press is free to use from start to finish. NOOK Press lets you write, edit, and format your manuscript in one place. Collaborate with friends and editors directly in NOOK Press.” Learn more.
At Lulu’s, you can create your own book, eBook, Photo book, Calendar and with publishing services, you can edit, proofread, cover design and everything in between. In addition, you can sell your book, and they also provide book reviews, promotions, publicity, book to screen and more. Learn more.
Draft2Digital will provide Smarter Self Publishing. They convert your digital Word documents into ebooks, with clean chapter breaks, a functioning table of contents, and optional end matter to help you generate more sales. If you want to print it, they do that too. It’s as simple as Write, Upload and Sell. Learn more.
“With Booktango, there’s really nothing standing between you and a published ebook. It’s free, it’s easy, and it works. At your own pace and under your own control, you can get your ideas out of your laptop and into the world where they belong.” Learn more.
“Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks Textbooks and just about any other kind of book for iPad and Mac. The app has been beautifully redesigned for OS X Yosemite. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.” Learn more.
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