Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 15

V15 N5 Pages 15-21

September 2017

Navigating the Minefield of Self-Publishing E-Textbooks

Leah A Schultz
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX 76401, USA

Abstract: This paper examines the issues useful for faculty members that are considering electronically self-publishing their course textbook. A brief history of the use of electronic textbooks is presented as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with self-publishing and electronic textbooks. A brief overview is provided on the process of electronic publishing and the resources available. Ultimately, faculty members undertaking the task of self-publishing an e-textbook need to ensure that the product is of high quality and useful to their students.

Keywords: textbooks, self-publishing, electronic textbooks, textbook pricing, Kindle, e-textbooks

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Recommended Citation: Schultz, L. A. (2017). Navigating the Minefield of Self-Publishing E-Textbooks. Information Systems Education Journal, 15(5) pp 15-21. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2016)