Cognella Academic Publishing


Our Publishing Approach

You deserve a true publishing partnership, and your students deserve more than what mainstream textbooks offer. Publish with us and see the difference. Cognella offers academic authors a fresh approach to publishing. We listen to your ideas and transform your vision into a completed work ready for classroom use and a national market in months, not years. We're independent and not saddled by bureaucracy, while providing all the benefits you would expect from a publisher:

You're in Control

Unlike large publishing firms, we ask you to shape the project's goals and objectives. You know what's best for your course, and we want to help implement your vision.

More Choices for Your Content

Professors who publish an anthology with us have the freedom to use content from a wide variety of publishers and sources. Our independence gives you more flexibility to create the perfect book for your course.

Less Expensive

For anthologies, we work hard with publishers to negotiate the lowest possible permission rates and pass the savings to your students. Plus, our direct-to-students e-commerce model means they buy online and avoid the bookstore mark-ups, saving even more.

Faster Production Times

Our streamlined process takes just months, while most textbooks take years to put together. Your students will read about current topics while they're still current.

Print and e-Book Options

Your title is published with a choice of print and/or e-book formats to better suit the higher education market.

Available Content Resources

Our sister imprint, University Readers, has over 15 years of custom publishing experience, including a growing online library of content from dozens of leading academic publishers. You can use those resources to more easily compile readings from a variety of sources to build the perfect anthology.
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Our Publishing Mission in Practice

"The books arrived this afternoon, and they look terrific! I can't stop looking at them long enough to compose this e-mail to you. I am thrilled !!! They're better than I expected, and I expected them to be wonderful. And they are. I can't help but reminisce about how this book was "born" during my phone conversation with you last March. And now, here it is! I know my students will appreciate it also."

- David Julian Hodges, Ph.D.

  Professor of Anthropology

  Hunter College, City University of New York