A new model for textbook publishing
Over the past few decades, technological advances have radically reduced the expense of publishing college textbooks. Yet neither students nor authors have enjoyed many of the benefits of this revolution. On the contrary, students continue to pay rapidly inflating textbook costs, and textbook authors continue to receive only a small fraction of the sales price as compensation for their expertise and considerable effort.
Sundog Publishing was founded by a university professor who felt that the traditional publishing model had failed to keep up with the times. He self-published his own two textbooks and began selling them directly to students at half the cost of comparable textbooks in his field.
For textbook authors
Sundog Publishing is now handling books for other authors as well, offering them benefits that they would not get from traditional publishing houses, including
- higher royalty rates
- creative control
- retention of copyright
- non-exclusive publishing contract
- input into retail pricing
Students benefit not only because of the generally lower retail price of our books compared with competing textbook offerings, but also because many of our titles may ordered through our website at a significant discount off the retail price.
Sundog Publishing offers high quality textbooks in specialized fields. Instructors will not have to "reinvent the wheel" by cobbling together their own notes for a course that lacked a suitable textbook. Conversely, instructors have an incentive to take their own notes and develop them into a textbook published by Sundog Publishing.