Alphabet Publishing is a small, independent publishing company that specializes in teacher resource materials and supplementary student activity books in the area of English language learning. All our products are author-led and all our authors are teachers practicing in the classroom now. That means our materials are 100% teacher-created, classroom tested, and student-approved!
We recognize the key role author-teachers play in creating quality materials, so we offer above-average royaltites to our authors.
Our logo, designed by Josh Comen, represents a tree growing out of the nib of a pen, or perhaps the tree is the ink spilling. It makes me think of the Tree of Knowledge, with knowledge kept and transmitted through written words. A tree is continually growing and changing as is learning. At the same time, what are the books we write it, but paper that comes from trees? There’s a cyclical nature then to the tree growing from the pen and the pen growing from the tree.
It so happens that I chose the name of my company on August 10th, 2015.
Now, I chose the name partially on the advice of my son, who was about to turn three at the time. I asked him, “What I should name my publishing company.”
He said, “Alphabet.” So I took his advice. It’s worth noting that he also suggested naming his stuffed puppy Alphabet. And the car. And a girl he played with at the library.
At the time, I thought it odd that lots of alphabet-related domains were taken. Then I looked at the news: Meet Google Alphabet – Google’s new parent company. We are are in no way affiliated with Google or Alphabet. However, if they feel that my son deserves a commission fee, we won’t say no.