The most frequent questions we receive about our published books are included here:
- 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 as we expand our operations. We may not be able to reply to author inquiries due to the limited number of communications we can handle, but you can subscribe to our newsletters, where we usually share our publishing plans for the semester. You may also follow our activities on Facebook, and Twitter.
- When you start accepting submissions from new authors in the future, do you have specific submission procedures?
Yes, we have handouts with information for prospective authors, which explain what authors can expect if they were to publish with us, and the steps to be completed before submitting their manuscripts.
- What are your main criteria for accepting book proposals?
There are many factors influencing this decision, one primary consideration being the strength of the match between a given manuscript and our publishing interests at the time. However, we do not base our publishing decisions on economic considerations only.
- 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.
- Where can I buy the books you publish?
You may find the hardcover and paperback editions of our books available for purchase at online stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Powell's, Abebooks, Tattered Cover, Rakuten, Half, Alibris, etc. Our e-books can be found in the Kindle store. You may be able to find our titles at some local bookshops and bookstore chains as well, if they decided to order our titles.
- How can I read the electronic versions of your books?
The easiest way is using a tablet or electronic book reader that supports Kindle books.
- 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.
- Can I place an international order from outside the United States?
Yes. One option is to order the digital version of our books from the Kindle store. 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 12% of each book can be found in stores such as Amazon. 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 at a discounted price. However, it is up to each bookstore to select the titles it wants displayed on its shelves.
- 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, discount coupons and other promotional activities.
- How can I request examination or desk copies?
Professors and 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 mailing address of the institution where the book should be sent.
- 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. We cannot guarantee that the author will reply, so if you do not receive a response please try contacting him/her by other means.
- Can I post or publish content from this site somewhere else?
All information that appears on this site is copyrighted. Reproduction of any information requires our written permission. However, sharing posts on social networks or blogs linking to our publications is accepted and encouraged, and no permission is needed for that.
- 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, including all the relevant details of the intended use. E-mail is a valid form of written communication for us to receive and approve such requests.
If you were unable to find an answer to your questions in this page, please feel free to send us a message by e-mail or use our Contact Form.