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Textbooks made for professors. Priced for students.

Finally, a textbook company you want to work with.

Our world revolves around instructors. When it comes to finding the perfect textbook, you shouldn’t have to choose between high quality and fair pricing.

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Education unleashes potential. As Thomas Friedman put it, “when the world is flat, anyone with smarts, access to Google, and a cheap wireless laptop can join the innovation fray.” At FlatWorld, we’d add “a great educator and an affordable textbook” to that list.

Key Beliefs

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Instructors are the key to education.

We believe the best results come from putting educators back at the center of higher education.

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Textbooks should be affordable.

We’re rewriting the rules of textbook economics to make textbooks affordable again.

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Quality and affordability can go hand-in-hand.

We keep our prices low and our standards high. Take a look at the prestigious authors and peer reviewers who choose to partner with us.

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Life is complicated, keep things simple.

Technology should simplify life for instructors and students. We built a system that just works. We give you everything you need to succeed, starting from day one.

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Active listening is the way we improve.

When was the last time your textbook company asked how they were doing? We actively seek out feedback from our instructors and students. That’s how we improve our product. That’s how we get better.

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Your course, your way.

The best materials are the ones that fit the course and the ones that students use. Whether in print or digital, our textbooks are available ready-to-go or easy to customize.

The FlatWorld Story

  • 2023

    Published catalog of over 145 high-quality titles across 20+ disciplines

  • 2020

    Professors at over 2,000 colleges and universities teach with a FlatWorld textbook

  • 2019

    Awarded the first FlatWorld Scholarship

  • 2018

    FlatWorld Homework released and redesigned online reader

  • 2016

    The modern FlatWorld launched

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  • Sierra College
    Rocklin, CA
  • Metropolitan State University-Saint Paul
    Saint Paul, MN
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
    Utica, NY
  • New England College of Business and Finance
    Boston, MA
  • Portland State University
    Portland, OR
  • The Community College of Baltimore County
    Baltimore, MD
  • University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Rexburg, ID
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
    Amherst, MA
  • University of Dayton
    Dayton, OH
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
    Tyler, TX
  • Bellevue University
    Bellevue, NE
  • Columbia College-Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • Austin Community College District
    Austin, TX
  • Indian River State College
    Fort Pierce, FL
  • Florida International University
    Miami, FL
  • California State University-Sacramento
    Sacramento, CA
  • Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX
  • Ohio State University - Main Campus
    Columbus, OH
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
    Memphis, TN
  • Surry Community College
    Dobson, NC
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus
    Greenwood Village, CO
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX
  • James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA
  • Georgetown University
    Washington, DC
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Palm Beach State College
    Lake Worth, FL
  • University of Maryland-College Park
    College Park, MD
  • The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
    Chattanooga, TN
  • South Puget Sound Community College
    Olympia, WA
  • Dean College
    Franklin, MA
  • Seattle Central College
    Seattle, WA
  • Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • University of Richmond
    University of Richmond, VA
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Knoxville, TN
  • Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus
    University Park, PA
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Champaign, IL
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  • University of Georgia
    Athens, GA
  • Arizona State University-Tempe
    Tempe, AZ
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
    Atlanta, GA
  • University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, RI
  • American River College
    Sacramento, CA
  • Western Washington University
    Bellingham, WA
  • Northern Illinois University
    Dekalb, IL
  • Fordham University
    Bronx, NY
  • Texas A & M University - Commerce
    Commerce, TX
  • Pennsylvania State University - World Campus
    University Park, PA
  • Ohio University - Main Campus
    Athens, OH
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
  • University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    Lowell, MA
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania - WCUPA
    West Chester, PA
  • Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Monterey Peninsula College
    Monterey, CA
  • North Georgia Technical College
    Clarkesville, GA
  • Illinois State University
    Normal, IL
  • University of California-Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Marshall University
    Huntington, WV
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Charlotte, NC
  • California State University-Northridge
    Northridge, CA
  • Edmonds Community College
    Lynnwood, WA
  • Northeastern University
    Boston, MA
  • Central Washington University
    Ellensburg, WA
  • Brigham Young University-Provo
    Provo, UT
  • Luzerne County Community College
    Nanticoke, PA
  • Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, MN
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
    Richardson, TX
  • American University
    Washington, DC
  • Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA
  • University of Mississippi
    University, MS
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
    Fort Collins, CO
  • Trine University
    Angola, IN
View a full list of our participating institutions here >

How do we keep our content fresh, our standards high, and our prices so low?

  • Digital-first platform

    A faster, more efficient way to publish content. Our advanced authoring and publishing platform allows authors to create content directly in our system. Once published, the updated content immediately renders across all our platforms including online and print versions.

  • Standardized book design

    One look, hundreds of textbooks. Our standardized textbook layout speeds up production, streamlines shipping, and quickly delivers fresh, new content from our authors to our instructors. Focusing on what’s important allows us to get new and updated books to the market faster.

  • Direct Sales

    The best price is our website. By giving the option to purchase directly from us, we pass on our distribution savings directly to students.

  • Print on Demand

    When you buy, we print. No footprint from large warehouses filled with textbooks slowly going out of date. Our full-color and bound textbooks are printed on demand and shipped direct.

Our Management Team

Alastair Adam

Alastair Adam


John Eielson

John Eielson


Sherri Floros

Sherri Floros


Sean Wakely

Sean Wakely

Vice President, Product & Editorial

Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle

Director of Engineering

Nick Haubner

Nick Haubner

Head of Marketing

KB Mello

KB Mello

Managing Editor

Zack McWade

Zack McWade

Customer Service & Sales Operations Manager


“We see the educator continuing to be the catalyst or accelerant at the heart of that process. So, technology should focus on helping the instructor, leveraging their knowledge, skill, and dedication, rather than simply seeking to automate them away.” Alastair Adam

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