In the fall of 2018, Sarah had an idea. She was working on writing a book (a beginner guitar curriculum) and was trying to find a publisher that would be a good fit. But, Sarah became frustrated with the academic publishing model (where publishers get the majority of profits) and was equally frustrated with the lack of electronic materials for music educators. Then, after speaking at a conference and receiving multiple requests for her materials electronically, she had an idea. What if she could self-publish her work as an eBook and create a community for other authors to do the same?
When Sarah shared her idea with her brother David, he said, “I can build that. And, more importantly, we probably should build that.” So, after getting some others on board (and channeling their inner music nerds for a catchy title), F-flat books was born in the summer of 2019. Now, it is an electronic publisher that provides professional development experiences and support to current music educators and content development strategies for authors and creatives. Through weekly community emails and regular events, F-flat has cultivated and beautiful and rich community of educators all over the globe.
We have developed this site to serve as a space to benefit teachers, thinkers, performers, writers, researchers, and students. Are you an author and interested in publishing with F-flat books? We’d love to hear from you! Email [email protected]