Why become an author?

Authors, welcome!

By reading this page, you have taken the first step to contributing to the Bookboon eBook collection.

As you may already know, Bookboon focuses on two types of literature: textbooks and business books. As a result, there are two types of bookboon.com authors: textbook authors, who help make high quality academic books freely available for students, and business book authors, who support business professionals by sharing their expertise about personal development, career management or leadership.

Bookboon currently publishes books in 10 different languages: English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish and Czech. As such, Bookboon authors reach a worldwide audience. We reached 75 million downloads worldwide in 2016.

Please have a look at the paragraphs below to learn more about becoming an author.

1. Textbook authors

By becoming a textbook author with bookboon.com, you become part of the revolutionary bookboon.com concept and make high quality, peer reviewed academic books freely available for students. How can they be free, I hear you ask! The books are financed by a few selected recruitment and employer branding ads which are placed in the books. This guarantees that our textbooks remain free. Please note that we have strong ethical guidelines governing what ads we place in the books.

In addition, we have launched Bookboon Premium, which allows readers to pay for the book to read it without ads in an advanced eReader.

Authors are paid a percentage of the revenue generated by their books. The level of income depends on a book’s topic and language.


Bookboon textbooks are about 100-200 pages long. Our three main topics are business/economics, engineering/natural sciences and IT. We are constantly expanding our range of subjects, and are interested in your suggestions.

Bookboon’s peer-reviewed textbooks are both primary and secondary literature and we welcome exercise books in order for the student to prepare for his/her exam.

Please contact us to discuss this further. Before we move on to business authors, please have a look at this author testimonial.

“Let me take this opportunity to express my thanks and satisfaction with the handling both book projects. From my point of view bookboon.com was a good working partner. The result is from my (academic) point of view satisfactory: the books’ presentation and advertisements are pleasing. After looking at Bookboon’s large book collection, I decided to recommend some of them to my students. They form an ideal complement to more traditional textbooks.” Attila Csenki, University of Bradford

2. Business book authors

Bookboon’s books for business professionals are written by leading experts within their fields and exclusively for bookboon.com (copyright remains with the author). By becoming a business author, you will be able to brand yourself as an expert in your specific field. In addition, the books reach a worldwide audience. Most of the books are among the most read worldwide within their fields of expertise.

As with our textbook authors, our business authors are paid a percentage of the revenue generated by the books. The revenue is generated by Bookboon Premium, which allows readers to pay for the book to read it without ads in an advanced eReader, or by ads placed in free books.


Bookboon’s business books are approximately 50 pages long. Please check our website for the large range of business topics. Current popular topics are leadership, communication, career (CVs, resumes, interviews) and personal development. We are constantly expanding our range of subjects and are interested in hearing your suggestions.

Please get in touch, and we will be happy to discuss topics, deadlines, rights etc.