Calvary’s publication imprint slated to boost textbook availability and cut student costs.
Calvary University is excited to announce the development of their own publishing imprint, Calvary University Press. Faculty member Dr. Mike Dodds heads up the advancement for this new arm of the school. The goal of CU Press, he explained, is “to disseminate out biblical understanding.”
By streamlining the process of getting books into print, Calvary hopes to encourage faculty, alumni, and other likeminded people to pursue publishing. Dodds pointed out that some publishers shy away from books of a strictly theological and dispensational nature, anticipating low sales. CU Press’s print-on-demand system eliminates low sales as a hindrance by removing the substantial “money-down” factor that most publishing houses face. Without dependency on outside publishers, Calvary faculty can pursue publication in a more welcoming environment.
CU Press is focused on academic publishing across the many disciplines Calvary offers. An editorial board headed by Dodds will examine submitted manuscripts for precision, as well as alignment with Calvary’s standards. Once the board approves the manuscript, it will be passed on to editorial staff for copy editing, proofreading, and formatting before being submitted to a print-on-demand service.
This new direction holds great potential, not only for faculty, but for students as well. Lower markup on textbooks, as well as readier access to e-book formats, can reduce student fees and expenses.
Dodds anticipates using CU Press as an instrument to promote Calvary’s academic standards. “It shows that we’re academic, and the level of academic rigor that we desire.” He is also eager to put out works that present our dispensational hermeneutic with excellence. Calvary is preparing to hit the ground running with this new branch of enterprise, thankful for the new opportunities God is bringing our way.