The most frequent questions we receive about our publishing activities 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. We may not be able to reply to author inquiries, but 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, which explain the steps to be completed before submitting manuscripts for consideration.
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. 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 our hardcover and paperback editions available at online stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Powell’s, Abebooks, etc. Our e-books can be found in the Kindle store, Apple iBooks, and Google Play. You may be able to find our titles at some local bookshops as well, if they decide to order our titles from Ingram.
How can I read the electronic versions of your books?
Can I read the electronic version of your books on a computer?
Can I place an international order from outside the United States?
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 get our books 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, 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 address to mail the book.
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. If you do not receive a response please try contacting him/her by other means.
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 the relevant details of the intended use. E-mail is a valid form of written communication for us to receive and approve such requests.