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Contact us

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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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.

Assessment

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.

Relationship-based Social Work with Adults

A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults

Working with Family Carers

By Valerie Gant Series edited by Steve J Hothersall

This book analyses informal caring across a variety of contexts, describing the nature of these relationships and the conditions under which they take place, and discusses the ways professionals can support and empower carers.

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Using Lesson Observation to Improve Learning

Practical Strategies for FE and Post-16 Tutors

Practical strategies for post-16 tutors to improve teaching and learning in the key areas identified in lesson observations.

Communication Skills for your Nursing Degree

For those undertaking a nursing degree within higher education, this book provides study support and skills development for both oral and written communication in the context of nursing and healthcare in HE.

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Learners 11-18 Years

Helps trainees and teachers to identify and support young people with mental health needs, providing a range of evidence-based tools. 

Social Media and Mental Health in Schools

Supports both primary and secondary trainees and teachers with understanding the links between social media use and children and young people’s mental health.