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December 16, 2006
Finally, A Software Architecture Primer is fully searchable on Google books!
July 20, 2006
Courseware for A Software Architecture Primer is now online! Open Courseware.
July 6, 2006

A Software Architecture Primer is now available online:
Lulu.com
Amazon.com
May 1, 2006
A Software Architecture Primer by Reekie and McAdam is now available in Australia. See the Purchasing page for more information.
We have launched our first open courseware site. It's part of a larger site that is still "under construction," but the open courseware part works fine. See Open Courseware.

Angophora Press is delighted to release the second version of the community website AudioCircle. A good deal of effort has gone in to making the transition between versions 1 and 2 smooth and trouble-free, and it has mostly paid off. Please visit AudioCircle to review an example of our "Level 2" community website software.

Australian and international publishing

Our standard procedure is to first print here in Australia. This provides you with an opportunity to have books for yourself and/or distribution to colleagues, for sale to libraries, and for sale and use in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Australia. We do not publicise or promote the book, other than providing information on this website--that is your job.

If you wish, we can then arrange to have your book printed and made available in the United States and Europe. This results in it being made available to bookstores in the US and Europe via the normal wholesale channels. It will also be listed through online retailers such as Amazon.com, effectively making it available anywhere in the world.

Fees and copyright

We do not require that the author sign over copyright of their work to us. Rather, you agree to allow us to make decisions on copyright matters until such time as you instruct us to no longer publish your book. This means that you are free to have your book republished in any other form, whenever you wish. You retain control over your work.

On the other hand, this means that you are also responsible for paying production and printing costs up-front. Our standard arrangement is to have the author pay for book preparation and the first print run in advance. You can take as many copies as you want, and we retain the rest in order to fulfil orders from libraries and bookstores. When the first print run is exhausted, we put the proceeds, less a reasonable sales commission, to a second print run, and ask you to make up the difference. As long as you work on selling your book (and not giving it away), you should have a stock of books within two print runs and you will then be able to receive payments from ongoing book sales.

This setup ensures that you retain control of your work, get it published quickly, yet make a very good return from book sales.