This book is a culmination of more than two years of collaboration, innumerable conversations and exchanges, and a wide range of collective knowledge and experience. We are extremely grateful to everyone in the Rebus Community who worked with us to learn the ins-and-outs of OER publishing and let us be a part of their open textbook projects. We appreciate your willingness to trial new methods and models, and for your support and encouragement as we began creating the guide to capture what we learned. None of this would be possible without you!

In particular, we’d like to thank the following project leads, and all those involved in their teams:

  • Adriano Palma
  • Allison Brown
  • Amanda Taintor
  • Andre Mount
  • Ann Ludbrook
  • Arthur Gill Green
  • Beau Branson
  • Benjamin Martin
  • Billy Meinke-Lau
  • Brian Barnett
  • Carrie Cuttler
  • Cathie LeBlanc
  • Chelsea Green
  • Christina Hendricks
  • Danielle Mead Skjelver
  • Dave Braunschweig
  • Dave Dillon
  • Deborah Amory
  • Douglas Giles
  • Eran Asoulin
  • George Matthews
  • Heather Exner-Pirot
  • Heather Salazar
  • Jennifer Paris
  • Jessica Kirchner
  • Julie Ward
  • Justin Marlowe
  • Katie Kirakosian
  • Linda Frederiksen
  • Liz Mays
  • Luis R. Izquierdo
  • Maha Bali
  • Mark Poepsel
  • Michelle Ferrier
  • Michelle Schwartz
  • Michelle Reed
  • Nadine Aboulmagd
  • Naomi Wahls
  • Paul Hackett
  • Rajiv Jhangiani
  • Ryan Hersha
  • Sarah Hare
  • Scott Clifton
  • Sharon Kioko
  • Stan Yu
  • Susan Jones
  • Timothy Robbins
  • Valery Vinogradovs
  • Werner Westermann

There are a few more people whose involvement we must acknowledge: David Szanto, your sharp editor’s eyes and pattern-spotting, connections-making abilities were invaluable to making this book more cohesive. Thanks also for your work directing and editing the video series version of the guide, so it’s available in yet another format for others to discover and use. Mei Lin, thank you for creating transcripts and captions for the video series and making sure they are more accessible. Liz Mays, your early efforts towards the guide back in 2018 got us started, and we’re grateful that you come back to contribute your expertise in our sections on editing and marketing. Billy Meinke-Lau; Jess Mitchell and the team at IDRC; Lauri Aesoph, Josie Gray, and the team at BCcampus Open Education; Deb Quentel — thanks for letting us pick your brains, build on your work, and use your tools as we put this guide together.

Thanks to Hugh McGuire for painting the big picture of how open tools, process, and books can change the world — it motivated us to continue taking small steps and contribute what we can towards that future. And speaking of open tools, thank you to the team at Pressbooks for creating the software that lets us easily create and share this collective knowledge with the widest possible audience!

Finally, thank you to all the readers and users of this guide — for giving it a go and for letting this book become part of your universe, and in so doing, for becoming part of its community!


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The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) Copyright © 2019 by Apurva Ashok and Zoe Wake Hyde is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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