What is this?

First off, this is not the website for the original publisher. Instead, this is the archive of a small project by Andy Schmitz to archive Creative Commons-licensed copies of all the books which were available online from a specific publisher at the end of 2012. (That publisher has asked to remain unnamed here. For more information, see the attribution page.)

That publisher is a textbook publisher, focusing on (mostly entry-level) college textbooks. From their beginning until the end of 2012, they licensed all of their books under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license, allowing anyone who so desired to copy them, give them away, or modify them, as long as they acknowledged the authors, released the copies under the same license, and didn't do so for commercial gain. This was an unusual model, but they hoped it would work. (They sold access to additional study materials, as well as copies of books that would fit well on e-readers.)

In late 2012, they decided that the process of giving away access to their textbooks online wasn't working, and decided to switch to a different model, requiring students to pay for access to the books starting in 2013. (At least initially, these fees ware rather cheap compared to normal textbook prices, but still not free.)

Because the books were still available under a Creative Commons license at the end of 2012, I downloaded them to have copies known to be available under a Creative Commons license. I then repackaged them so that they are available outside of the publisher's website, and can be used by anyone under the terms of their Creative Commons license.

What's the status of these books?

These books are available with the content that was published on the publisher's website on December 28-30 2012. During that time, they were available under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license, which allows redistribution under the same (or substantially similar) license. Because of that, I can release these copies under the same license, regardless of the current terms on the publisher's website. You are welcome to copy them, rehost them, or modify them subject to the terms of their license.

Therefore, all of the books linked to below (in any formats available from this website) are licensed under the Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license. That fact will not change. However, given the publisher's decision to no longer allow free access to the books, the list of books is also unlikely to change. Any updates these books receive by their original authors will be unavailable on this website, unless the changes are contributed back under Creative Commons. For the latest versions of these books, you may wish to check the publisher's website. (Because they have asked for their name to not be mentioned here, that may require searching for the book titles in a search engine.)

How do I get them?

Below, you will find a list of all of the books that have been archived. You can re-sort the table by clicking on a column header. Clicking on a book's title will let you browse the book online.

The .zip "Download" link will allow you to download a book as a compressed .zip file composed of HTML and supporting files for use offline. (This format will likely not work with most e-reader devices, sorry.)

Title Version .zip
21st Century American Government and Politics v. 1.0 Download
A Guide to Perspective Analysis v. 1.0 Download
A Primer on Communication Studies v. 1.0 Download
A Primer on Politics v. 0.0 Download
A Primer on Social Problems v. 1.0 Download
Accounting for Managers v. 1.0 Download
Accounting in the Finance World v. 1.0 Download
Advanced Algebra v. 1.0 Download
Advertising Campaigns: Start to Finish v. 1.0 Download
An Introduction to British Literature v. 0.0 Download
An Introduction to Business v. 1.0 Download
An Introduction to Business v. 2.0 Download
An Introduction to Group Communication v. 0.0 Download
An Introduction to Nutrition v. 1.0 Download
An Introduction to Organizational Behavior v. 1.0 Download
An Introduction to Organizational Behavior v. 1.1 Download
An Introduction to Organizational Communication v. 0.0 Download
An Introduction to Sustainable Business v. 1.0 Download
Basics of Product Liability, Sales, and Contracts v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Algebra v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Chemistry v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Economic Analysis v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Human Relations v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Management of Human Resources v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Organizational Change v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Project Management v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Project Management v. 1.1 Download
Beginning Psychology v. 1.0 Download
Beginning Statistics v. 1.0 Download
British Literature Through History v. 0.1 Download
Business Accounting v. 2.0 Download
Business Ethics v. 1.0 Download
Business Strategy v. 1.0 Download
Business and the Legal Environment v. 1.0 Download
Business and the Legal and Ethical Environment v. 1.0 Download
Challenges and Opportunities in International Business v. 1.0 Download
Communication for Business Success v. 1.0 Download
Communication for Business Success (Canadian Edition) v. 1.0 Download
Competitive Strategies for Growth v. 1.0 Download
Creating Literary Analysis v. 1.0 Download
Creating Services and Products v. 1.0 Download
Cultural Intelligence for Leaders v. 1.0 Download
Culture and Media v. 1.0 Download
Designing Business Information Systems: Apps, Websites, and More v. 1.0 Download
Economics Principles v. 1.0 Download
Economics Principles v. 1.1 Download
Economics Principles v. 2.0 Download
English for Business Success v. 1.0 Download
Enterprise and Individual Risk Management v. 1.0 Download
Entrepreneurship and Sustainability v. 1.0 Download
Finance for Managers v. 0.1 Download
Finance, Banking, and Money v. 1.0 Download
Finance, Banking, and Money v. 1.1 Download
Finance, Banking, and Money v. 2.0 Download
Geographic Information System Basics v. 1.0 Download
Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 1.2 Download
Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 1.3 Download
Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 1.4 Download
Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 2.0 Download
Getting the Most Out of Information Systems: A Manager's Guide v. 1.0 Download
Getting the Most Out of Information Systems: A Manager's Guide v. 1.1 Download
Global Strategy v. 1.0 Download
Governing Corporations v. 1.0 Download
Individual Finance v. 1.0 Download
Introduction to Chemistry: General, Organic, and Biological v. 1.0 Download
Introduction to Criminal Law v. 1.0 Download
Job Searching in Six Steps v. 1.0 Download
Legal Aspects of Commercial Transactions v. 1.0 Download
Legal Aspects of Property, Estate Planning, and Insurance v. 1.0 Download
Legal Basics for Entrepreneurs v. 1.0 Download
Macroeconomics Principles v. 1.0 Download
Macroeconomics Principles v. 1.1 Download
Macroeconomics Principles v. 2.0 Download
Management Principles v. 1.0 Download
Management Principles v. 1.1 Download
Managerial Economics Principles v. 1.0 Download
Marketing Principles v. 1.0 Download
Marketing Principles v. 2.0 Download
Mass Communication, Media, and Culture v. 1.0 Download
Microeconomics Principles v. 1.0 Download
Microeconomics Principles v. 2.0 Download
Modern Management of Small Businesses v. 1.0 Download
Music Theory v. 1.0 Download
Online Marketing Essentials v. 1.0 Download
Policy and Theory of International Economics v. 1.0 Download
Policy and Theory of International Finance v. 1.0 Download
Policy and Theory of International Trade v. 1.0 Download
Powerful Selling v. 1.0 Download
Principles of General Chemistry v. 1.0 Download
Principles of General Chemistry v. 1.0M Download
Psychology Research Methods: Core Skills and Concepts v. 1.0 Download
Public Relations v. 1.0 Download
Public Speaking: Practice and Ethics v. 1.0 Download
Regional Geography of the World: Globalization, People, and Places v. 1.0 Download
Social Psychology Principles v. 1.0 Download
Sociological Inquiry Principles: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods v. 1.0 Download
Sociology: Brief Edition v. 1.0 Download
Sociology: Brief Edition v. 1.1 Download
Sociology: Comprehensive Edition v. 1.0 Download
Strategic Management: Evaluation and Execution v. 1.0 Download
Success in College v. 1.0 Download
Successful Writing v. 1.0 Download
Sustainable Business Cases v. 1.0 Download
The Law, Corporate Finance, and Management v. 1.0 Download
The Law, Sales, and Marketing v. 1.0 Download
The Legal Environment and Advanced Business Law v. 1.0 Download
The Legal Environment and Business Law v. 1.0 Download
The Legal Environment and Business Law v. 1.0 Download
The Legal Environment and Business Law: Executive MBA Edition v. 1.0 Download
The Legal Environment and Business Law: Master of Accountancy Edition v. 1.0 Download
The Legal Environment and Foundations of Business Law v. 1.0 Download
The Legal Environment and Government Regulation of Business v. 1.0 Download
Theory and Applications of Economics v. 1.0 Download
Theory and Applications of Macroeconomics v. 1.0 Download
Theory and Applications of Microeconomics v. 1.0 Download
United States History, Volume 2 v. 1.0 Download
Using Microsoft Excel v. 1.0 Download
Using Microsoft Excel v. 1.1 Download
Writers' Handbook v. 1.0 Download
Dedicated to the memory of Aaron Swartz.