Here you can find a collection of resources on open access books for authors put together by the Open Access Books Network.
OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit The OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit aims to help book authors to better understand open access book publishing and to increase trust in open access books. This free and public information resource includes a vast number of short articles on open access book publishing following the research lifecycle, which may be helpful for those interested in open access book publishing. Access the toolkit.
OA Books: Author Success Stories A collection within the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit, these are examples of authors who have published different types of book in open access, with a range of publishers. Access the collection.
OA Mythbusters This video series seeks to dispel a number of key myths around OA books. In these short videos, common statements are addressed by fellow community members, informally known as ‘the OA Mythbusters’. Read more.
OASPA: the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association OASPA is an independent association that recognises and supports open access publishing. Its members all have to pass its review process and adhere to its code of conduct. View the list of OASPA members.

The Open Book Collective (OBC)

The Open Book Collective brings together OA publishers, OA publishing service providers, libraries, and other research institutions to create a new, mutually supportive ecosystem for the thriving of OA book publishing. The Collective only admits OA presses who meet their membership criteria. Find out more about the OBC.


Open Institutional Publishing Association (OIPA)

OIPA is an association of OA presses and open publishing initiatives based at UK universities. Their membership includes established and emerging university presses and institutionally-affiliated publishing operations. It was founded to connect and encourage open access publishing within the UK. Find out more about OIPA.


OA Books Workouts

This series is a collection of five talks with humanities scholars from different disciplines about their research and (open access) book project. In this series, they share good practices and innovative ways regarding the writing, production, and technicalities of publishing an open access book. Access the series.


Experimental Publishing Compendium The Experimental Publishing Compendium is a guide and reference for scholars, publishers, developers, librarians, and designers who want to challenge, push and redefine the shape, form and rationale of scholarly books. The compendium brings together tools, practices, and books to promote the publication of experimental scholarly works. Access the Compendium.

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