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

General queriesKeisha Bullock-SinghTel: 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.

Developing as a Reflective Early Years Professional

A Thematic Approach

An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus throughout on reflective practice.

Behaviour Management: Getting it Right in a Week

Workable strategies, tips and advice for busy teachers who want to address low level disruption and improve behaviour in their classroom. 

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Assessment: an evidence-based approach

By Chris Atherton Series edited by Val Poultney

A critical overview of assessment, taking an evidence-based approach, with balanced and reflective consideration given to the research and arguments around various approaches to assessment in schools.

Teacher Educators in the Twenty-first Century

Identity, knowledge and research

By Gerry Czerniawski Series edited by Ian Menter

This book links theory, policy and practice in a critical examination of the relationship between the professional identity, knowledge, learning needs and research experience of teacher educators.  The book draws these themes together as a means to support the induction and further professional development of teacher educators.

Teacher Education Partnerships

Policy and Practice

A critical review of initial teacher education partnerships, putting forward a set of principles necessary for the development of effective ITE partnership working.

Tackling Social Disadvantage through Teacher Education

By Ian Thompson Series edited by Ian Menter

A valuable reference and pedagogical tool for teachers and teacher educators on key issues related to teaching pupils from disadvantaged and impoverished backgrounds.