Texas Tech University

For Faculty

Libraries Invite Faculty to Submit Textbook Proposals

RAIDER Publishing is currently seeking authors interested in participating in the pilot stage of our new textbook publishing program. Interested authors will write their textbook and then work with RAIDER Publishing staff to determine the best workflow, format and distribution platform for their work. We will discuss with participants the qualities of an ideal textbook, as well as the minimum requirements, and will work to develop a solution that can best benefit the class and maximize efficiency while taking advantage of the digital format. Since disciplines' needs vary, we hope to have a wide variety of disciplines represented in our pilot authors so that we will ultimately maximize usability across campus.

In an effort to lower textbook prices and increase student success, Texas Tech University Libraries' new publishing program, RAIDER Publishing, creates a venue for TTU faculty to publish affordable textbooks for TTU classes. This program will resemble the traditional university press publishing process, providing peer-review, copy-editing and layout for textbooks, which will be published digitally with optional print versions.

View the full Call for Proposals at guides.library.ttu.edu/raiderpublishing/CFP (also attached here as a PDF).

For more information on RAIDER Publishing, visit guides.library.ttu.edu/raiderpublishing/.

Questions can be directed to Jessica Kirschner, Digital Publishing Librarian, Jessica.Kirschner@ttu.edu.