The editor of MAA Reviews, Fernando Gouvêa, is quite supportive of including reviews of open-source texts on the site. Though he lightly lamented in an email exchange with me:
We are definitely willing and interested. The difficulty is thatFor a while, I went on a one-man mission to recruit reviews of open-source texts for the site. My self-imposed best practice was that the reviewer not be an author of the text and had to have taught at least one class using the text. Here's a list of some of the MAA Reviews I "recruited" during this period:
usually the only reward I can offer my reviewers is a free copy of the
book they are to review; as a result, it is always harder to find
reviewers for open-source texts.
- Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Thomas W. Judson, reviewed by Chris Thron.
- A First Course in Linear Algebra by Robert Beezer reviewed by Mike Daven and Tanya Leise.
- Calculus for Life Sciences: a Modeling Approach by J. L. Cornette and R. A. Ackerman reviewed by Steven Deckelman and George Jennings.
- Book of Proof by Richard Hammack reviewed by David Offner.
- Linear Algebra by Jim Hefferon reviewed by Robert W. Hayden.
- Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions by David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen reviewed by Mike Kenyon.
After a while, other things made claims on my time, leaving me less active in this pursuit. However, this is a good way to get open-source texts some exposure. Further, a favorable review in MAA Reviews might help the author(s) get some credit for their work at their home institutions.