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"Given current economic conditions, it is hardly surprising that many people think of English textbooks as a huge expense. That means English books have to be cheap as well as good"
- Husnu Karanfil, General Director, Best Publishing
WE HAVE AN EXTREMELY
Our team is one of the oldest in Turkey with over 30 years of industry experience. Our experienced senior team collaborates closely with you throughout our engagement. We take great pride in our work and strive for consistent excellence.
Who We Are
Best was founded in 1991 and became a publishing house in 2001, after ten years as a distributor of imported EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a Second Language) books in Istanbul and the Marmara region. We believe that we are the first publishing firm in Turkey to produce a range of English language teaching books that meet international standards of quality while fulfilling the specific needs of Turkish educational institutions.
As an experienced supplier of EFL & ESL books, we know a lot about the Turkish education system, about Turkish students, and about their teacher’s needs.
Experience has taught us that the success of our books and courses lies in our close contact with the many teachers and students who use Best books in their classrooms, and in our openness to the ideas and experience of everyone who works with us. If you have ideas for new books you would like us to publish, or if you would like to write one yourself, please contact us. We will be very happy to hear from you.
What We Do
Firstly, at Best Publishing, we have high standards of editing, design, and illustration, making our books both reliable from the academic point of view and attractive in appearance - equivalent in quality to materials produced abroad. Secondly, our publications are specifically designed to fit the syllabus of Turkish schools. Thirdly, they are all printed in Turkey, which makes them cheaper than imported books and always available.
Turkish schools and universities also expect a lot from the books they use in terms of quality and relevance to their needs. Our books are written by experienced, native English-speaking authors, many of whom have taught English in Turkey for a long time. Our editing department is run by a British publishing manager, John Dyson, who has over 35 years of experience in writing, editing, and publishing books for Turkish schools.
Meet the Management Team
Let’s think about things logically. If young people in Turkey are going to learn English, they all have to read a lot more English books. That means English books have to be cheap as well as good.
It saddens me to see that some parents don’t allow their children to go to a school where they will learn English just because they can’t afford to buy English books. But English books needn’t be so expensive. What we are trying to do at Best Publishing is to give people the chance to buy English books of excellent quality at prices they can afford. That will be a big step forward.
We are glad that Best Publishing can print its own books because it means we can supply schools with the teacher’s books and digital materials they need immediately. And there is never any problem with students’ books not coming at the beginning of the year because all we have to do is get them from our warehouse. It is a significant relief for us to be able to supply the demand for books so quickly. We think our customers will find things much easier this way, too.
I have been writing, editing, and publishing English books for Turkish schools since 1985 and I am glad that people in Turkey are now waking up to the fact that it is possible to prepare and print our own English books here. I enjoy having the ultimate responsibility for everything that goes into our books, and I like the fact that we can make our own decisions about what to publish. If you have any ideas for new books or comments on the ones we have, I would like to hear from you.
We live in an era where technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. We updated all our books to be compatible with the digital environment. We support teachers and institutions by providing online learning, Interactive Whiteboard Software materials that can be installed in classes and testing solutions, in-service teacher training, syllabus design, and bespoke lesson plans, as well as customized extra materials.