Cognella, Inc.

Discover Cognella Titles

We’d be thrilled to help you find a textbook that’s the right fit for your course! The Cognella Title Catalog features hundreds of titles that address topics and areas of study across the disciplines, and many of our textbooks feature instructor and student resources to further enhance teaching and learning experiences.

Discover our titles by visiting the Cognella Title Catalog and searching by title, author, or discipline.


Ways to work with Cognella

Publishing is personal. We know it takes a lot to transform a winning idea into an effective reader, engaging original manuscript, or dynamic online content. When you work with Cognella, our dedicated publishing team is with you every step of the way. Our knowledgeable team members help you set goals, develop your learning materials, and ensure your final product is valuable, professional, and well-suited for the academic market.

Learn about Cognella publishing options.

If you’re looking for a new, innovative way to teach your course, we’d love to help you discover learning materials to support your curriculum and engage your students. The Cognella Title Catalog is filled to the brim with titles spanning the disciplines and featuring unique voices, diverse perspectives, and timely content. Additionally, we have adoption specialists who can recommend titles and help you introduce new learning materials into your course.

Learn about adopting Cognella titles.

Off-the-shelf learning materials aren’t the right fit for every course or instructor. Our custom services, available through our Cognella Custom imprint, provide you the freedom to build materials that combine existing content (from Cognella or other publishers) with original material. We offer complete copyright clearance, a quick turnaround, and many options for personalization, so you can create learning materials that complement your unique curriculum.

Learn about our customization options.

Why choose Cognella?

Our standard services include:

  • Copyediting, proofreading, layout, and design
  • Development consultation for sample chapters
  • A dedicated project editor assigned to every publishing project
  • The creation of preliminary editions for class testing and refinement
  • Permissions clearance services for all third-party content
  • A wealth of author resources and instructional webinars
  • Assistance with the creation of ancillary material and interactive online activities
  • Peer review
  • National marketing and distribution through vendors including Amazon and
  • Direct sales efforts for course adoptions at academic institutions across the United States and Canada

We know that students are asking for more interactive learning materials and enjoy the flexibility of online learning. Cognella offers authors the opportunity to create interactive ebooks, which feature dynamic learning activities embedded directly within the text of an ebook. Learn more about Cognella interactive ebooks!

We also offer Cognella Active Learning to complement traditional textbooks, as well as ebook formats for most of our books to provide students with the option of a digital reading experience. Learn more about all our publishing options.

We’re proud to work with passionate authors who leverage their innovative ideas, distinct perspectives, original voices, and individual areas of expertise to create truly unique learning materials. We’re interested in publishing materials that fill a gap in the current market, serve smaller, more specific courses within a discipline, or present novel viewpoints within a field of study. If you have an original idea for any type of learning material, we’d love to hear it!

We know that creating top-notch learning materials takes time, effort, and dedication. When you publish with Cognella, you work closely with individual team members who are committed to supporting you, sharing their publishing expertise, and seeing your project through. We view every project as an opportunity to truly partner with an author, build a relationship, and create something meaningful.

When we promise to provide you with exceptional publishing expertise, competitive pricing, and a publication process that’s as easy and stress-free as possible, we mean it. We want every author to have a great experience working with Cognella, and we know a big part of that is delivering on our promises and earning your trust.

Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism is now available!


Cognella is proud to announce the publication of Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism edited by renowned scholar and psychologist Kevin Cokley, Ph.D. Featuring contributed chapters from Black scholars, practitioners, activists, and students, the book explores the history and contemporary circumstances of anti-Black racism, offers powerful personal anecdotes, and provides recommendations and solutions to challenge anti-Black racism in its various manifestations.

A digital copy of the book is now available to download, share, and read for free through Cognella. Instructors at all levels are encouraged to use any and all of the digital material within their courses for free. For more details, refer to our copyright policy for the book.

Visit to learn more about the book and download your free digital copy.

If you post about the book on social media, please use the hashtags #MakingBlackLivesMatter and #Cognella to join in on conversation!