There is nothing sadder than the death of a baby. The research that you have spent months or years on is your baby and babies bring joy into the world.

The research you have done is important.  You did it for a reason. You wanted to change people in the world.

We create a published portal for your writing so that people can find their way back to your original research and derive the benefit that you put your heart into.

How Publishing Your Dissertation With Us Can Enhance Your Career!

Sometimes the doctoral journey may take as much as 7 years or more. Often, when the degree is completed, the research is published by the respective university, where the new doctor will purchase a leather bound copy that sits on their coffee table as proof of their accomplishment, in addition to the diploma of course. Our goal as part of The Refractive Thinker® doctoral community is to get this research off the coffee table and into the hands of business owners who can benefit from the results. The goal is not to decorate the coffee table; the goal is to become an ambassador of change. Our goal is not to sell books, but to sell innovative thinking solutions.The world is in desperate need of answers to many of the problems that face the world of business and academia.  Join our research community of doctoral scholars in our mission to change the world.

If you hold a doctorate degree, you are invited to publish your research from your dissertation (5 chapter model), doctoral study (3 Section Model) or PhD study.  Come join doctoral scholars from around the globe as part of the 13-time award winning doctoral anthology, The Refractive Thinker® series. Click here for our 2016 Catalog. The Refractive Thinker Press and Pensiero Press 2016 Catalog 2016 Catalog

Learn How to Get your Dissertation Results Off the Coffee Table

and Into the Hands of Business Owners who Need Your Research!

  •  The Problem:  The lack of affordable and easy to understand publishing avenues for academicians to meet university peer-reviewed publishing standards.
  • Our Purpose: To create an aggregate publishing solution for doctoral scholars to publish their dissertation, PhD, or doctoral study results and scholarly materials.
  • Our Goal: To publish an anthology of the works of multiple academic doctoral authors from around the globe in one volume.
  • Our Objective: To publish at least one volume per year.
  • Our Business Model: To share the expense of publication and to share the promotion.

Contributing authors receive:

  • Showcase of a 1-chapter summary of their dissertation, PhD, or doctoral study or doctoral level research as sole author or with co-authors
  • About the Author Page with their biography and picture
  • Showcase on this website, [www.RefractiveThinker.com] as a Refractive Thinker Author complete with email, social media links, and biography

Each book Includes: 

How are we different than other publishers?

The Refractive Thinker Press Logo Time to Publish Cost Peer Reviewed Global Doctoral Community Social Media Promotion
The Refractive Thinker® 4-6 months Shared
Other Publishers *average 16-24 months Individual ?  ?  ?

Marketing Exposure!

The success of the book receives:

  • Focused outreach for 3-months through Social Media outlets to promote the launch of the book, hype the book and give you additional recognition to your peers!  We will link our social media to you, reference you when and where possible to give you additional exposure.  Social media includes:
    • Linked In
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • You Tube Videos
    • Blog
    • Amazon Author Page
    • Submission of notification of publication to Alumni Associations (under grad, graduate, or doctoral)
    • Submission of notification to local radio and TV
    • Inclusion within Group Email distribution promotions

Meet our Managing Editor
Dr. Cheryl Lentz

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The 2015 Next Gen Indie Award: Finalist Medal and Certificate for RT Vol VIII

2015 Award Vol VIII RT #14

Fall 2015 Author’s Call

Calling all Authors!
Doctoral Graduate Publishing Opportunity

for The Refractive Thinker® 14 x award winning series. FALL 2015

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The Refractive Thinker Earns 13th award . . .


USA Book News, 2014 Best Book Awards, Finalist

The Refractive Thinker: Volume VIII: Effective Business Practices in Motivation and Communication


The Refractive Thinker® & Pensiero Press 2015 Catalog

Rt 2015 CatalogWelcome to 2015!  Download our Refractive Thinker® & Pensiero Press 2015 Catalog to see all 10 volumes in the 13-time award winning Refractive Thinker® series, as well as the award winning books from Pensiero Press.

Please find our 11th volume that will debut in March of 2015, Volume IX: Effective Business Practices in Leadership and Emerging Technologies.

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The Refractive Thinker takes home 13th award!


Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors
in the 11th Annual USA Best Book Awards

Congratulations authors of Volume VIII: Takes home award #13 for the series!

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Author’s Call: Publish Your Dissertation With an Award Winning series . . .

Do you need to publish your doctoral research, but are overwhelmed with so many publishing options? The Refractive Thinker®: Press is a 12-time award winning academic press dedicated to sharing the expense of publishing and the promotion of doctoral writing and research with our unique anthology model.

We ensure that YOU own your copyright. Join us for the Spring 2015 edition to get your research off the coffee table and into the hands of business owners who can benefit from your research.

Email Dr. Cheryl today for a complimentary eBook to see first-hand how we showcase your work to join more than 100 doctoral scholars from around the globe to publish ground breaking doctoral research. Join an award winning team that includes scholars from The London School of Economics to Walden University. Come find out why we are different as we change the world!

Email: drcheryllentz@gmail.com for details today!

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Dr. Cheryl Lentz
Managing Editor of
The Refractive Thinker®
International Best Selling Author, Speaker, Publisher, & Editor
How can I serve your needs today?

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Author’s Call Publish Your Dissertation with us

The Refractive Thinker Partners with BitLit for eBook Bundling

Introducing Print and eBook Bundling with BitLit

The Refractive Thinker Press is happy to announce that we have partnered with BitLit to offer print and eBook bundling! BitLit is a free eBook bundling app for iOS and Android that allows you to get a free or highly discounted eBook if you own a print edition of one of our titles.

Mary Alice Elcock, BitLit’s VP Marketing says, “BitLit is excited to be working with forward-thinking publishers who recognize their readers’ desire to be able to access stories in multiple formats.”

We’ve embarked on this partnership, because it means our readers will be able to not only read their books in print, but also on a Kindle, Nook, iPad, or any smartphone when that’s more convenient. We’ve included our entire catalogue so that you can get a bundled ebook even if you bought the print copy years ago.

Find yourself waiting in line at the bank? Now you can use that ten minutes to dig into the book you left on your bedside table. BitLit is reading without boundaries!

Bundling your print book is easy: Take a photo of your book. Write your name on the copyright page. Download your eBook.Blog Post BitLit

The Refractive Thinker Takes Gold! 2014 Global eBook Awards!

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The Refractive Thinker Gaming App: Crowfunding through Kickstarter. Are you in?

New Rewards for Less Than a Cup of Coffee!

Good morning everyone and thank you for your support!

We are at the halfway mark ‘ish’ with 15 days to go!  We have also hit the 10 backer milestone where you can now see everyone who is on board.  Exciting news!!!!!

First, let me say thank you again.  What a learning adventure this has been!

Next, let me offer new backers an additional option.  For $3–less than a price of coffee at Starbucks—you can join us to help develop this APP and be part of history.

Let me ask that you pass along this email update along to your networks to ask for your their support. Surely the price of a cup of coffee is worth investing in exercising your brain and mastery of critical and refractive thinking skills?

Click here!


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The Refractive Thinker Game App helps achieve the following:

• Learning through fun

• Exercising your brain to stay sharp and focused

• More effective thinking, personally as well as professionally

• The ability to customize your own brain training program

Learning through Play

Come play with us as we design the next gaming app: The Refractive Thinker Gaming App! Come join our funding efforts!


Thank you for your support! Come play with us!

Cheryl Lentz, D.M.

The Academic EntrepreneurTM