When did Humanist Press form?
Humanist Press was founded in 1995, and was relauched in 2012 to provide ebooks, as well as print books, on humanist themes to the freethought community.
Who runs Humanist Press?
Humanist Press is the publishing house of the American Humanist Association. When you purchase our latest books on humanism, 100% of the net proceeds, after payment of expenses, will benefit the American Humanist Association and our advocacy work for nontheist Americans.
Can I buy a paper copy of an ebook?
Yes, in most cases. The purchase options for each title are shown in the Buy box in the lower right corner of its page.
What kind of books does Humanist Press publish?
Our titles are from authors writing from a humanist point of view. Topics include humanism, biographies, politics, fiction, philosophy, history and more.
Are your ebooks enhanced?
Yes! Humanist Press ebooks take full advantage of the available features, including interactive reader commentary, author videos, and useful web links.
What is humanism?
Humanism is the idea that you can be good without a god. Starting with a reason- and experience-based source of knowledge, humanism recognizes the positive ethical values that flow from our empathy for others and our pursuit of progress.
How are shipping charges for printed books computed?
Shipping within the United States is done by First Class mail:
1-4 books: $5.75
5-9 books: $9.75
10+ books: free
Shipping to Canada is done by First Class mail:
1-2 books: $19.95
3-4 books: $29.95
5-7 books: $39.95
Other foreign countries are done by Economy mail:
1-2 books: $23.95
3-4 books: $25.95
5-6 books: $27.95
Ebooks purchased directly from Humanist Press are emailed without charge.
Where can I buy Humanist Press ebooks?
Ebooks from Humanist Press are available at all the major online sites, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Ebooks, and the Apple iBookstore. They will also be available from our own website at www.humanistpress.com.
What are the author submission guidelines?
Unfortunately, Humanist Press is not accepting submissions at this time. Thank you for your interest!
Whom can I contact about reviewing Humanist Press books?
How do I read an ebook?
If you purchase one of our ebooks from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, or the iBookstore, you read it in the same manner and on the same device(s) as any other ebook you purchase from that source. It will be part of the "cloud" service these retailers offer, but it will be copy-protected.
If you purchase the ebook directly from this site, it will be in epub format, but will not be copy-protected. Epubs can be read on a PC or a Mac with the freely available Adobe Digital Editions software.
For an Android reading device, there are various epub reading apps available. The Moon+ reader app appears to work well with our ebooks. If there is one you think works even better, please let us know!