The answer is quite simple. We offer more benefits than most other academic publishing houses. We are committed solely to you, the academic researcher, and to your academic career. We focus on making your research affordable, available, well-known, and influential.
The truth of the matter is that current academic publishing practices are exploitative and have a terrible profit motive behind every action. This sad fact means that many academics either cannot afford or are never given the chance to publish their research. The result is that academia remains an exclusive club made up of cliques and inner circles, rarely penetrated by the less privileged. Both academic research and the academics themselves suffer as a consequence, and that is something we cannot tolerate.
What We Offer Instead
GCRR authors receive 20% in royalties from the total net profit for each book sold. Other publishing houses will only give authors 6-8% (on average) for the first 1,000 copies sold.
Your book is automatically available in both print and ebook formats.
Your book is then automatically made available to over 40,000 independent bookstores, online stores (like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Barnes & Noble), chain stores (again, like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Barnes & Noble), ebook retailers, libraries, and universities around the world. Check out our short list of print and online outlets here.
These 40,000+ outlets then upload your book to their websites and/or order package deals of your book to stock in their stores.
Our networks have printing sites all over the world (including the US, UK, Australia, China, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Brazil) to ensure your book is printed and delivered quickly.
We then promote your book through GCRR's vast network of contacts, social media listings, blog posts, promotional videos, advertising sites, and YouTube videos.
Why Not Just Self-Publish My Research?
The unfortunate reality is that, as an academic and an up and coming scholar, you're likely not to receive any attention or credibility if you self-publish. It really is just the nature of the industry. Self-published books are still considered a joke in academia, and the authors who resort to self-publishing are usually seen as discredited or inferior because they (apparently) weren't accepted by a real academic publishing house. The mentality is that if anyone can simply upload a book to the internet, then how do I know the information in the book (or even the author him/herself) is credible?
When you publish through an actual academic publisher like GCRR Press, you're having it professionally copyedited, typeset, and peer-reviewed by other scholars in your field of study.
Why Not Go Somewhere Else?
Because we want you to help us revolutionize the academic publishing industry and force the bigger companies with a profit motive to take better care of the academic researchers doing the actual work.
Help us be the change we want to see in the world!