De Gruyter Open is part of De Gruyter (www.degruyter.com) an established scholarly publisher with more than 260 years of distinguished history. With our Open Access Books program we aim to offer unrestricted access to high quality, innovative and peer-reviewed research to all readers, as well as to help scholars reach audiences on a global scale.As I understand it, they make books freely available online in a professional-looking format while also paying authors royalties on any copies sold (to people or libraries that want a hard copy) and peer-reviewing the work so that you can put it on your CV in a way that you can't when you just post a pdf of something online. It sounds great.
We seek submissions for monographs, edited volumes and reference works. If you are interested, please fill in our book proposal form (www.degruyteropen.com/you/book-author/form/) and send it back to me by email to Anna.Michalska@degruyteropen.com.
De Gruyter Open cares about the quality of its publications, therefore all books are subject to scrupulous peer-review as well as language and copy editing. Our Open Access Books are available through De Gruyter's publishing platform, libraries, full text repositories and distributors such as Amazon. Each title is also offered as a print version, and authors receive complimentary copies and royalties from print sales. For details on what professional assistance we offer our authors, please visit www.degruyteropen.com/you/book-author/about/.
Is there a downside that I'm overlooking?