The most frequently asked questions about our publishing activities are included below:
I am an author looking for a publisher. Do you currently accept manuscript submissions?
We are not accepting submissions from new authors at the moment. However, this may change in the future. You can subscribe to receive our news and announcements, where we may share updates about our publishing plans. You may also follow us on Facebook, and Twitter.
When you accept submissions from new authors, do you have specific submission procedures?
Yes, we have handouts with information for prospective authors, after we have established initial communications, which explain the steps to be completed when submitting manuscripts for our consideration. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
What are your main criteria for accepting book proposals?
There are many factors influencing this decision, one primary consideration being the match between a given manuscript and our publishing priorities at a given moment. For general information regarding the book publishing process, please refer to the following article on how to get a book published.
Do you work with literary agents?
We currently do not work with literary agents or other intermediaries; all our interactions are conducted directly with authors. Please refer to the following article on book publishing for additional information.
Where can I buy the books you publish?
You may find our hardcover and paperback editions available at online stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Powell’s, Abebooks, etc. You may be able to find our titles at some local bookshops as well, if they decide to order our titles from the Ingram catalog. Our electronic editions can be found in the Kindle store, Apple iBooks, and Google Play.
How can I read the electronic versions of your books?
The easiest way is by using a tablet or electronic book reader that supports Kindle books, Nook, or any other device capable of reading .epub files.
Can I read the electronic version of your books on a computer?
Yes, you can download and install the Kindle for PC program, which will retrieve the books from your Amazon Kindle account. For .epub files you can also use Adobe Digital Editions.
Can I place an international order from outside the United States?
Yes. One option is to order the digital version of our books. You may also order the physical book from stores like amazon.com and its international sites, such as Amazon Japan and Amazon Brazil.
Where can I find a preview of your books before I purchase them?
Previews of approximately 10% to 15% of each book can be found in stores such as Amazon.com, Apple iBooks and Google Play. If you like the preview, you may purchase it right then and continue reading the rest of the book.
Can I buy the books you publish at local bookstores?
Sometimes. The distribution channels of the Ingram Content Group make our titles available to more than 39,000 retailers and libraries around the world, who can order our books at a discounted price. However, it is up to each bookstore to order the titles it wants displayed on its shelves through Ingram’s catalog. In some cases we send informational materials on new titles to bookstores.
There seems to be a problem with my order, how should I proceed?
If the issue is related to the quality of the printed book (i.e. missing or stained pages), shipment (i.e books lost or damaged) or billing (i.e. incorrect charges or refunds), please contact the seller or store where you placed your order. We can only help you with issues we manage directly, such as review copies, and other promotional activities.
How can I request examination, review, or desk copies?
Yes. Educators may request examination copies by sending us an e-mail from their institutional account. Please include information about the class the book is being considered for, and the address to mail the book. Journalists and bloggers interested in doing a review about any of our tiles can get free copies as well, by sending us an email from their institutional account and indicating where the review will be posted. People interested in receiving advance review copies can email us to get a digital edition.
How can I contact an author?
Send us an e-mail indicating that it is a communication for a given author in the subject line of the message, and we will forward it for you.
How can I obtain permission to reproduce part of one of the books you published?
All requests to reproduce our published material must be made in writing, preferably by e-mail , including the relevant details of the intended use. For citations, please include our hyperlink.
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