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 "HTML .zip" 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.) The "Full PDF" link will give you the full book as a PDF file, suitable for printing on 8.5x11" paper, or simply browsing offline. The PDF may be more suitable for e-reader devices. If you only want a chapter of the book at a time (easier to load on many computers), go to the book's table of contents by clicking "Browse", and get per-chapter PDFs from there. The PDFs were generated using the excellent Prince, with more details in this blog post.

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21st Century American Government and Politics v. 1.0 Browse
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A Guide to Perspective Analysis v. 1.0 Browse
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A Primer on Communication Studies v. 1.0 Browse
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A Primer on Politics v. 0.0 Browse
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A Primer on Social Problems v. 1.0 Browse
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Accounting for Managers v. 1.0 Browse
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Accounting in the Finance World v. 1.0 Browse
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Advanced Algebra v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (47 MB)
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Advertising Campaigns: Start to Finish v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (7 MB)
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An Introduction to British Literature v. 0.0 Browse
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An Introduction to Business v. 1.0 Browse
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An Introduction to Business v. 2.0 Browse
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An Introduction to Group Communication v. 0.0 Browse
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An Introduction to Nutrition v. 1.0 Browse
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An Introduction to Organizational Behavior v. 1.0 Browse
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An Introduction to Organizational Behavior v. 1.1 Browse
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An Introduction to Organizational Communication v. 0.0 Browse
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An Introduction to Sustainable Business v. 1.0 Browse
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Basics of Product Liability, Sales, and Contracts v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Algebra v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Chemistry v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Economic Analysis v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Human Relations v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Management of Human Resources v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Organizational Change v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Project Management v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Project Management v. 1.1 Browse
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Beginning Psychology v. 1.0 Browse
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Beginning Statistics v. 1.0 Browse
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British Literature Through History v. 0.1 Browse
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Business Accounting v. 2.0 Browse
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Business Ethics v. 1.0 Browse
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Business Strategy v. 1.0 Browse
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Business and the Legal Environment v. 1.0 Browse
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Business and the Legal and Ethical Environment v. 1.0 Browse
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Challenges and Opportunities in International Business v. 1.0 Browse
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Communication for Business Success v. 1.0 Browse
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Communication for Business Success (Canadian Edition) v. 1.0 Browse
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Competitive Strategies for Growth v. 1.0 Browse
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Creating Literary Analysis v. 1.0 Browse
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Creating Services and Products v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (11 MB)
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Cultural Intelligence for Leaders v. 1.0 Browse
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Culture and Media v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (135 MB)
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Designing Business Information Systems: Apps, Websites, and More v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (142 MB)
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Economics Principles v. 1.0 Browse
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Economics Principles v. 1.1 Browse
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Economics Principles v. 2.0 Browse
HTML .zip (44 MB)
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English for Business Success v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (27 MB)
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Enterprise and Individual Risk Management v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (16 MB)
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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (16 MB)
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Finance for Managers v. 0.1 Browse
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Finance, Banking, and Money v. 1.0 Browse
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Finance, Banking, and Money v. 1.1 Browse
HTML .zip (6 MB)
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Finance, Banking, and Money v. 2.0 Browse
HTML .zip (8 MB)
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Geographic Information System Basics v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (47 MB)
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Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 1.2 Browse
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Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 1.3 Browse
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Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 1.4 Browse
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Getting the Most Out of Information Systems v. 2.0 Browse
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Getting the Most Out of Information Systems: A Manager's Guide v. 1.0 Browse
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Getting the Most Out of Information Systems: A Manager's Guide v. 1.1 Browse
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Global Strategy v. 1.0 Browse
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Governing Corporations v. 1.0 Browse
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Individual Finance v. 1.0 Browse
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Introduction to Chemistry: General, Organic, and Biological v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (59 MB)
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Introduction to Criminal Law v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (83 MB)
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Job Searching in Six Steps v. 1.0 Browse
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Legal Aspects of Commercial Transactions v. 1.0 Browse
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Legal Aspects of Property, Estate Planning, and Insurance v. 1.0 Browse
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Legal Basics for Entrepreneurs v. 1.0 Browse
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Macroeconomics Principles v. 1.0 Browse
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Macroeconomics Principles v. 1.1 Browse
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Macroeconomics Principles v. 2.0 Browse
HTML .zip (26 MB)
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Management Principles v. 1.0 Browse
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Management Principles v. 1.1 Browse
HTML .zip (13 MB)
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Managerial Economics Principles v. 1.0 Browse
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Marketing Principles v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (12 MB)
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Marketing Principles v. 2.0 Browse
HTML .zip (16 MB)
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Mass Communication, Media, and Culture v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (129 MB)
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Microeconomics Principles v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (14 MB)
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Microeconomics Principles v. 2.0 Browse
HTML .zip (28 MB)
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Modern Management of Small Businesses v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (33 MB)
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Music Theory v. 1.0 Browse
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Online Marketing Essentials v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (24 MB)
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Policy and Theory of International Economics v. 1.0 Browse
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Policy and Theory of International Finance v. 1.0 Browse
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Policy and Theory of International Trade v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (11 MB)
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Powerful Selling v. 1.0 Browse
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Principles of General Chemistry v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (127 MB)
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Principles of General Chemistry v. 1.0M Browse
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Psychology Research Methods: Core Skills and Concepts v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (21 MB)
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Public Relations v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (1 MB)
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Public Speaking: Practice and Ethics v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (59 MB)
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Regional Geography of the World: Globalization, People, and Places v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (149 MB)
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Social Psychology Principles v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (36 MB)
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Sociological Inquiry Principles: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (81 MB)
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Sociology: Brief Edition v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (55 MB)
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Sociology: Brief Edition v. 1.1 Browse
HTML .zip (55 MB)
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Sociology: Comprehensive Edition v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (96 MB)
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Strategic Management: Evaluation and Execution v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (125 MB)
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Success in College v. 1.0 Browse
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Successful Writing v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (38 MB)
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Sustainable Business Cases v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (38 MB)
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The Law, Corporate Finance, and Management v. 1.0 Browse
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The Law, Sales, and Marketing v. 1.0 Browse
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The Legal Environment and Advanced Business Law v. 1.0 Browse
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The Legal Environment and Business Law v. 1.0 Browse
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The Legal Environment and Business Law v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (16 MB)
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The Legal Environment and Business Law: Executive MBA Edition v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (7 MB)
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The Legal Environment and Business Law: Master of Accountancy Edition v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (12 MB)
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The Legal Environment and Foundations of Business Law v. 1.0 Browse
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The Legal Environment and Government Regulation of Business v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (8 MB)
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Theory and Applications of Economics v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (45 MB)
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Theory and Applications of Macroeconomics v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (22 MB)
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Theory and Applications of Microeconomics v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (23 MB)
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United States History, Volume 2 v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (124 MB)
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Using Microsoft Excel v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (96 MB)
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Using Microsoft Excel v. 1.1 Browse
HTML .zip (96 MB)
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Writers' Handbook v. 1.0 Browse
HTML .zip (14 MB)
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Dedicated to the memory of Aaron Swartz.