Altiora Publications is a specialist publisher of quality self-help eBooks, covering practical psychology, popular culture, philosophy and spirituality.
Established in 1994 by David Tuffley, PhD, Altiora is one of the oldest eBook sellers on the Web. Its Software Engineering project management titles have been selling continuously since 1994, making it one of the oldest, most established internet bookseller.
Altiora began publishing print books in 2009. With a growing list of authors, Altiora currently has 50 titles in print and 70+ eBook titles. New titles are being added every month.
Altiora makes its titles available at reasonable cost for both print and eBook versions to make them accessible to readers, particularly students, for whom the high price of books is a barrier.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
SW has given me access to the iTunes sales channel, as well as Sony, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and others.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love writing material that will help people live a fuller, happier life. All of my work is somehow dedicated to doing that. All of us have enormous potential, and almost none of us has reached that potential - yet!
I don't need to know the people whose lives are somehow affected by my work. Its enough to know that it is happening. One of my books, (Being Happy: Part !) has been downloaded well over a million times by the time of writing this interview (Sept 2014).