Write for us
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 complete our title proposal form here and email it to the relevant contact below.
If you would prefer to discuss your ideas with us first, please do contact us on the email addresses or telephone numbers below.
Why write for Critical Publishing?
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.