Author Resources

Why should you publish with Dynamic Ideas?

The writing of scientific books is a labor of love. The authors are dedicated individuals grounded in research and education who write books to make a difference on topics they love. Dynamic Ideas values the integrity of the ideas of its authors and is proud to be associated with people with such values and aspirations.

As an author, you are:

  • treated with integrity and respect
  • considered a partner in all aspects
  • included in the production process from the very beginning – including cover design, text layout, etc.
  • involved with promotional and marketing efforts, and more

What you can expect from us

Our marketing efforts are done on an on-going basis and do not stop after the first year of your publication.

  • Excellent quality of design and production;
  • One-on-one author support from our friendly dedicated team;
  • Excellent competitive royalties, one of the best in the industry;
  • Professional inventory management and order fulfillment;
  • Targeted marketing efforts through many venues, including:
    • direct mail (i.e., brochures, flyers)
    • online bookstore promotion (i.e.,
    • special promotions at professional conferences
    • advertising in scholarly journals; and many more
  • Free copies of your book for personal distribution
  • And most importantly, we treat authors the way we want to be treated. 


Dynamic Ideas welcomes authors to submit a proposal for consideration for publication. Please see below for proposal requirements:

  • Proposed Title
  • Summary — provide a brief (2-3 page) introduction and overview of the book. Tell us what the book is about and define the scope of the book.
  • Philosophy — What is your educational philosophy for the book? How does it follow our mission of “educating the next generation?”
  • Distinguishing Characteristics — What are the special features of your book that will distinguish it from others in the same area? What makes your book special? Why is your book unique?
  • Does your book have competitors? If yes, list the names of well-known published books similar to this one.
  • Chapter descriptions — provide a two to three paragraph synopsis outlining the topics covered in each chapter of the book, include titles for all chapters of the book
  • Sample Chapter — provide a sample of a chapter to demonstrate your writing style
  • Audience — describe the attended audience for the book. Describe the courses the book will target (UG, G, MBA). What type of schools offer this course? Is it a primary textbook? A supplemental textbook? Can sections of your book be used for courses?
  • What is the projected length of the book?
  • Will the book have any graphics? Illustrations? Charts? Other?
  • Your timetable – when do you plan to publish? What stage are you in the writing process?
  • Will you provide ancillary material for the book (i.e., instructor resources, solution manuals, Powerpoint slides, website)?
  • Author information - Why are you the best qualified person to write this book? Are you an expert in the field? Provide a detailed biography. Include an outline of any personal or professional information relevant to this publication (previous books, related teaching/research).

Please also include your contact information. Be sure to specify:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Department
  • University
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • Website

All proposals should be submitted to:

Dynamic Ideas, 
ATTN: Proposal Submissions,
PO Box 290577,
Charlestown, MA 02129

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 


See what other authors have said about Dynamic Ideas.

“I applaud Dynamic Ideas' philosophy, which is nicely aligned with the educational, research, and compensation interests of academic authors. This is in stark contrast to standard publishing houses, whose interests are often misaligned with those of academic authors.” Robert M. Freund, Deputy Dean and Theresa Seley Professor in Management Science, MIT

“My first publishing experience with a traditional commercial educational publisher opened my eyes. So, when I was selecting a publisher for my second book, I knew what to look for and my priorities were clear: I was seeking the highest print quality, substantial authorship control, an efficient manuscript-to-bookstore process, broad distribution, and market pricing restraint with fair profit sharing. Dynamic Ideas delivered on all dimensions: we published a two-color hardcover book where I had full control in content, exposition, and layout with a manuscript-to-bookstore leadtime under two months. Distribution has been flawless using both physical and electronic channels with increasing marketing promotion. Compared to the traditional publisher, I have a higher quality product selling for half the price with double the benefits and far fewer headaches and constraints! Only a publisher run by an academic researcher who has written textbooks himself can understand, and align with, the needs of the author and turn publishing into a true win-win partnership. In my benchmarking experience, no other publisher comes even close to Dynamic Ideas. I couldn't be more pleased with my choice!”  Jan A. Van Mieghem, Chair, Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

“As a co-author or co-editor of eight books, I have worked with several major Presses over the years. During the Fall of 2006 my co-author, Professor Richard C. Larson and I worked closely with Dynamic Ideas, while preparing the recent version of our book Urban Operations Research (Dynamic Ideas, 2007). This was by far the best experience I have ever had with a publisher. Instead of an impersonal organization and a revolving cast of editors and staff, one gets to interact with friendly and knowledgeable people who fully understand the priorities and constraints of academics, being themselves members of the university community. The processing of our copy was a model of efficiency and the turnaround times until final publication truly impressive. Last, but definitely not least, the royalty terms -- at least in our case -- were far better than the ones the “big guys” offer. In short, the business model of Dynamic Ideas is to treat the publication of a book as a partnership with its authors, not as a mere profit-seeking venture.”  Amedeo Odoni, T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

“Dynamic Ideas is a great company to publish a book with. They make the process totally painless and you get a much higher royalty share.”  Wayne Winston, Professor of Decision Sciences and Eli Lilly Faculty Fellow, Indiana University

“We recently published two books with Dynamic Ideas. My experience in dealing with Dynamic Ideas has been nothing but very pleasant. When we were looking for a good publisher to publish our books, I submitted to them the outline of the books and some sample chapters. While other publishers take several months to take a decision, Dynamic Ideas took the decision to publish them in a couple of weeks. We signed a simple agreement. The royalty they gave was much more than what others were offering. The printing process was very smooth. They have excellent printers. I am also satisfied by their sales and marketing effort. They are very approachable and give personal attention to authors, which is rather difficult to get from a large publisher. If I ever publish another book in the area, they will be the ones publishing it!”  Ravindra K. Ahuja, University of Florida & Innovative Scheduling


Review how some of our books are being adopted as the main textbook in academic courses around the world.

The key objective of the titles that Dynamic Ideas carries is to educate the next generation. 

Many of Dynamic Ideas books are currently being used as the main textbook in academic courses on all levels in some of the finest universities and research institutions in the world.


Developing Spreadsheet-Based DSS

Developing Web-Enabled DSS

Both of these books can be used as a textbook for teaching courses at the undergraduate as well as graduate levels in industrial engineering, operations research, and business departments. These books can also be used as a self-study guide by practitioners wanting to learn more about operations research and/or information technology. The books’ material is organized in a modular fashion so that instructors can pick and choose certain modules to supplement other courses they teach.

Developing Spreadsheet Based DSS – recently adopted at Bethune-Cookman University for the undergraduate course “Decisions Support Systems” and at the Naval Postgraduate School for the course “Spreadsheet Modeling.” Developing Web Enabled DSS – recently adopted for the graduate course” Information Systems Engineering” at the Arizona State University. Many other universities have adopted the book as their main textbook.


Operations Strategy

This book is written with a specific focus on MBA and engineering management students, and on their instructors.  While the book naturally follows a core course in operations and supply chain management and adopts basic financial evaluation, all concepts are explained "from scratch" to make the book accessible to every business or engineering management student. The book could also be of interest to consultants and practitioners as a reference for concepts, principles, and tools.

The book was recently adopted at University of Chicago for the course “Operations Strategy and Performance Analysis." In addition, the University of Leuven in Belgium and the University of Texas have recently adopted Operations Strategy as the textbook for their courses. 


Urban Operations Research

This book is primarily used at the graduate level, both SM and PhD. In addition, chapters of the book are useable as stand-alone units and can be used by Instructors to supplement their course materials. This book could also serve as avaluable reference for experienced OR practitioners. This book is currently being used as the textbook at MIT in the doctoral course “Logistical and Transportation Methods” and was recently adopted at the University of Toronto's Department of Civil Engineering for the graduate course, “Urban Operations Research.”


Data, Models and Decisions: The Fundamentals of Management Science

This book is geared primarily towards MBA students; however, there has been a steady increase of adoptions for both undergraduate and graduate courses, within the US. A number of universities internationally, China and Korea, to name a few, are using the book for their Executive Programs. The MIT Sloan School of Management’s core course, “Data, Models and Decisions” uses this as their textbook. Among other universities are Harvard Business School, Suffolk University, Texas A&M, McGill, University of Chicago, Stanford University and Baruch, along with many others that are using the book in both core and elective classes.


Optimization Over Integers

This book is geared primarily for graduate students at the doctoral level as well as researchers in discrete optimization. Several universities have adopted the book for their doctoral class offering in discrete optimization as their main text: MIT, University of Magdeburg in Germany, University of California/Davis, University of Eindhoven, University of Waterloo among others.


Introduction to Linear Optimization

This book is geared primarily for graduate students at the masters and doctoral level in linear optimization. Over thirty universities have adopted the book as the main text : MIT, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Waterloo, Lehigh, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, among many others.