Each book has its own journey, a journey that can take many paths and follow different timelines. We see our role as curators of your research. We support you through each step over the course of which your book takes on a life its own and eventually finds its place in the world. At the heart of this is the peer-review process that helps shape your work and serves as a measure of its academic integrity.
A potential author submits their proposal (or full manuscript) to our Managing Editor, who initially reviews with the internal editorial planning team.
The author/s finalize revisions agreed to during the peer review process and the contract is then negotiated. At this stage, if required, the author acquires necessary permissions for use of content, for example, images, or republished material in an edited collection.
We work closely with the author/s to develop a tailored release, launch, and marketing plan. This plan includes direct email within our Research Network community, social media campaigns, and supplying digital assets to the author to support self-promotion. A sales team distributes the title to bookshops, online retailers, and libraries the world over. In addition, we arrange for book and author events, in-person and online.
Congratulations—your book is now published! Now is the time for the author to look back over the journey with a sense of accomplishment. Your idea has now been entered into the permanent record of the universal library of knowledge.
We hope this is the beginning of a longer relationship. In this "future" we will talk about the steps for releasing in paperback, possible second editions, and other format opportunities in licensing of intellectual property, including translation, audio, dramatic rights, and others.