Self-publishing of academic textbooks in South Africa : fact or fiction?

Show simple item record Odendaal, Rhode Galloway, Francis 2009-04-15T08:40:40Z 2009-04-15T08:40:40Z 2008
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to explore the nature and the reasons behind the self-publishing of academic textbooks in the higher education environment of South Africa. Through the collection of secondary data the authors describe the academic publishing landscape in relation to current trends in higher education in South Africa and explain what constitutes self-publishing as an alternative publishing model. Primary data obtained through surveys proves many of the myths associated with self-publishing false and establishes that academic authors have valid and just reasons for opting to self-publish. Some final conclusive findings could assist the commercial academic publishing sector in acting accordingly on this increasing trend in the higher education environment. It is important to note that the concept of self-publishing in this research extends to the publishing of academic textbooks only and does not include electronic publishing on the internet and the publishing of scholarly or research-based publications. en
dc.identifier.citation Odendaal, R & Galloway, F 2008, 'Mousaion, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 71-89. [ or] en
dc.identifier.issn 0027-2639
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Unisa Press en
dc.rights Unisa Press en
dc.subject Publishing en
dc.subject Academic publishing en
dc.subject Commercial publishing en
dc.subject Vanity publishing en
dc.subject Textbooks en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject.lcsh Scholarly publishing -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-publishing -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Publishing -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh College textbooks -- Publishing -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- South Africa -- Textbooks en
dc.subject.lcsh Vanity presses -- South Africa en
dc.title Self-publishing of academic textbooks in South Africa : fact or fiction? en
dc.type Article en

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