John Carle

Kindai University


John teaches at several universities in the Kansai area. He also runs a publishing company, Oak Hills Press, which partners with independent authors helping to bring their textbooks to market. John is the author of The English Gym and The English Gym II, written under the pen name, Jon Charles. He has recently created The English Gym Digital Workbook on the Zengengo platform.


Teacher and Professional Development Independent Publishing or Established Publishing House? more

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-13:45 Asia/Tokyo

In this poster infographic, the presenter will compare and contrast different avenues of publishing a textbook. Specifically, the content will focus on the key differences between writing a textbook for a local publishing house vs. following an independent path and publishing the textbook by yourself.

John Carle

Teacher and Professional Development The Business Side of Independent Writing and Publishing more

Sat, Nov 13, 12:45-14:15 Asia/Tokyo

The Materials Writers SIG will host a panel discussion featuring educators who have made the shift into the self-publishing business. The writers have produced numerous textbooks, readers, and manga. The discussion will cover a wide range of topics including: creative benefits, financial risks, logistical challenges, ISBN, printing costs, digital media, marketing, distribution and sales. The panelists will share their self-publication stories. There will be an open Q&A session.

John Carle John Spiri Gregg McNabb Sean Anderson

Non-Teaching Area Materials Writers SIG Annual General Meeting more

Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-15:30 Asia/Tokyo

This AGM of the Materials Writers SIG will cover the following: reports from the MW-SIG Coordinator, Membership Chair, Treasurer, Program Chair, Publications Chair, and Members-at-Large. Officers will lay out plans for the upcoming year, including publication themes and deadlines, PanSIG, JALT International, and other programs. Contributions and ideas from all MW-SIG members are highly encouraged. New members are welcome!

John Carle Nelson Forrest Kinsella Valies Adam Murray Marcus