BOSTON, February 28, 2019 — FlatWorld, a publisher of college learning materials that are both affordable and high quality, today announced that two of the publisher’s textbooks have been honored with 2019 Textbook Excellence Awards by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA): Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology, Version 7.0 by John Gallaugher, and Organizational Behavior: Bridging Science and Practice, Version 3.0 by Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan.

“We are incredibly proud not only of our authors’ focus on writing high-quality textbooks, but also of their support for our joint commitment to providing educational materials at affordable prices,” said Alastair Adam, Co-CEO of FlatWorld.” “The TAA’s recognition of the results of these three authors’ hard work demonstrates that students and professors don’t have to sacrifice textbook quality in favor of affordability. You can have both at the same time.”

The FlatWorld textbooks that received 2019 Textbook Excellence Awards are:

  • Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology, Version 7.0 by John Gallaugher
    This well-respected textbook offers a proven approach that consistently garners student praise and faculty approval. Initially inspired by his dissatisfaction with out-of-date information systems textbooks, John Gallaugher set out to create a textbook that was as engaging and current as the best popular press tech articles. In addition to being updated annually, the book conveys durable knowledge about how business systems can enhance employees’ effectiveness, contribute to a company’s efficiency, and add to a firm’s overall value. Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology also features a wealth of cases based on contemporary companies that engages students and excites them about the increasingly important role of tech plays in professional and corporate success.

    Judges for the TAA Textbook Excellence Awards commented, "The author has done an amazing job in bringing current examples and case studies into a book on a rapidly changing field. The structure of the book—first covering a topic and then addressing case studies—works very well. The book covers the topics from a manager’s perspective, but includes the right amount of technical information to keep a tech person interested. Issues are addressed in-depth and their impact to businesses (both positive and negative) are covered thoroughly and not glossed over."
  • Organizational Behavior: Bridging Science and Practice, Version 3.0 by Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan
    By expertly weaving together the equally important strands of management theory and practice, Organizational Behavior: Bridging Science and Practice provides students with the key vocabulary, conceptual frameworks, and critical thinking skills necessary to diagnose work-based interactions, ask pertinent questions, evaluate gathered data, and act in an effective and ethical manner regardless of situational characteristics.

    TAA judges noted, “Organizational Behavior: Bridging Science and Practice by Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan provides a unique answer to universities struggling with rising textbook costs. The chapters are written using a ‘modular format’ so that instructors can easily build a customized book that matches their learning goals. This textbook manages to capture the key elements of successful communication within an organization, in a highly entertaining and interactive manner. Using real life examples, interactive exercises, and colorful headings and photos, this is a must have book for any organizational classroom."

TAA will present its 2019 Textbook Excellence Awards at TAA’s 32nd Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Philadelphia, PA on June 14, 2019.

About FlatWorld
FlatWorld publishes the most affordable, high-quality learning materials, including both digital and print textbooks, and a robust online homework platform. Thousands of faculty members at more than 1,400 universities across the U.S., Canada, and around the world have adopted a FlatWorld textbook. FlatWorld’s rapidly growing catalog features more than 135 titles across more than 20 academic subjects, and FlatWorld’s textbooks cost between $24.95 and $39.95 for digital access. Learn more at

About the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)
The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.