I am beginning to teach in a new place next year, and I thought that I might suggest a course on my dissertation topic, using my own book as the course textbook. My questions about this are:
- Is it conceited to use your own book to teach a course?
- Since my book had only one edition, it is hard-cover and rather expensive. Are hard-cover books acceptable? And would the publisher usually print up some soft-cover books for the class?
- Would I draw too much attention to myself in a new place by suggesting to teach this kind of course?
Thanks in advance.
It is illegal at my university to sell your own book to your students. You can use it, but it has to be free.