Authoring with Top Hat

Create your dream digital textbook using Top Hat’s flexible authoring tool and earn royalties for your hard work

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Top Hat Collaborative Authoring

Author with ease

  • Collaborate with fellow experts to create a dynamic textbook that engages your students

  • Embed interactive questions to allow students to actively check understanding as they read

  • Import existing content you’ve written or incorporate high-quality open educational resources like OpenStax or Saylor


Earn incentives for your hard work

  • Producing a textbook on Top Hat means you retain copyright of your creation

  • You and your authoring team can share generous royalties

  • Plus 10% goes to supporting scholarships for outstanding students

Earn Incentives

Expert support

  • Find contributing authors with assistance from Top Hat

  • Receive one-on-one instructional design support throughout your project

  • Stay on track with a dedicated project manager

Expert Support for Authors

Save your students money

  • Offer your content at a fraction of publisher prices while still benefiting from significant royalties

Save your students money with Top Hat

Share your content in Top Hat Marketplace

  • Share your textbook in the Top Hat Marketplace for professors to adopt worldwide

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Become a lead author today

Meet with our instructional design experts to discuss your ideas, kickstart your project, and begin recruiting contributing authors.

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Not ready to be a Lead Author?

Join our community of contributing authors and earn a share of royalty by:

  • Authoring chapters
  • Building slide decks
  • Creating test-bank questions
  • Editing content
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