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We are always pleased to hear from you. You can contact us at the addresses below:

General queriesOwain PageTel: 01727 851 462Email: admin@criticalpublishing.com
Sales & MarketingDi PageTel: 01727 851 462Email: di@criticalpublishing.com
RightsDi PageTel: 01727 851 462Email:di@criticalpublishing.com
CommissioningJulia MorrisTel: 01606 810761Email: julia@criticalpublishing.com
ProductionJulia MorrisTel: 01606 810761Email: julia@criticalpublishing.com

How to submit a book proposal

We always welcome book proposals, whether from first-time or more experienced authors. We like to know as much about your proposed book as possible so please email it to the relevant contact below and we would be happy to send you a title proposal form to complete.

 

If you would prefer to discuss your ideas with us first, please do contact us on the email addresses or telephone numbers below.

EducationJulia MorrisTel: 01606 810761Email: julia@criticalpublishing.com
Social WorkDi PageTel: 01727 851 462Email: di@criticalpublishing.com

Why write for Critical Publishing?

About us

Critical Publishing is an independent, professional publishing company run by an experienced and creative team. Our aim is to foster a critical approach in both our authors and our readers.

We publish learning materials for HE students and lecturers which are informed by research and fit the following criteria:

  • the content is academically sound and reflects best practice
  • the writing is accessible, practical and reader-friendly
  • the final product is innovative and creative
  • we want your experience and ours to be both professional and fun!

We offer a professional, ethical, friendly and supportive approach

Publishing with Critical Publishing means working with committed and knowledgeable publishing professionals and we place particular emphasis on being able to offer a personal service to our authors. At Critical Publishing our authors are always involved in the process of publishing and our size means we don’t have numerous committee meetings in order to reach a decision. We pride ourselves on responding quickly to proposals and sample material and you will have a definite answer within 2-3 weeks.

 

We work with you to develop excellent learning materials

Every book receives individual attention. Using our product development skills and experience of the HE market, we will work with you to develop your proposal and sample material, We will also support and advise you during the writing and production stages to ensure your book is the best it can possibly be.

 

We produce high quality publications quickly

We take great care in the design of our books. Our covers look modern and interesting. Within each book, the text design is also given careful attention to ensure we present your content in the most visually effective way. Our usual production schedule is 14 weeks (from receiving your finished script to printed books) so we can ensure your book is available as quickly as possible.

 

We market all titles effectively

We will discuss the marketing plan for your book with you to ensure we are promoting it effectively. In addition to targeting lecturers who teach on a relevant course, sending out review copies, having stands at conferences and other traditional routes, we will market your book in new ways (through social media and e-inspection copies). In addition to the traditional forms of marketing — advertising, conference attendance, direct mail catalogues — we are constantly exploring opportunities offered by email and social media.

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Critiquing Personality Disorder

A Social Perspective

Through its exploration of service user and MHSWs’ perspectives the book offers a social perspective on personality disorder and suggests ways of working to empower the person’s response to traumatic experience. 

Technology-enhanced Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

An up to date and informed exploration of technology-enhanced learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, suitable for all trainee and in-service teachers.

Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics and Early English

This is an essential guide to teaching primary English, with a focus on systematic synthetic phonics. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the structure, content and requirements of the national curriculum, and to include the latest policy context.

 

Critical Psychiatry

A Biography

 A history of critical psychiatry that also acts as a call for a new approach to mental health services.

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Communication Skills for your Nursing Degree

An essential text for all those undertaking a nursing degree within higher education, providing study support and skills development for both oral and written communication in the context of nursing and healthcare in HE.

Becoming an Effective Personal Tutor in Higher Education

An essential text for all lecturers within higher education (HE) who have a personal tutoring role.

Learning Technology

A Handbook for FE Teachers and Assessors

An accessible, practical and up to date book targeted at FE and post-16 teachers, whatever their academic or vocational specialism. The book provides the knowledge and skills required to source learning technology tools, objects and content and to convert traditional learning and teaching resources into engaging and interactive online material.

Evidence-based Teaching

A Critical Overview for Enquiring Teachers

A critical overview of evidence-based teaching, offering practical advice on how to approach and implement it, and help with reflectively evaluating its success.