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Calling Potential Authors

We want to hear from you! 

We are always searching for new people with imagination and a viewpoint. We welcome hearing about ideas for books or other learning material, whether from first-time or more experienced authors, or perhaps you just want to get more involved by reviewing material or write a post for our blog. Either way, now is the time to get in touch. 

If you want to write,we like to know as much about your proposed book as possible so please do contact us on the email addresses or telephone numbers below and we can start a conversation.

Education, Nursing and Policing:

Julia Morris  Tel: 01223 874589 Email: julia@criticalpublishing.com

Social Work and Social Care:

Di Page Tel: 01727 851462 Email: di@criticalpublishing.com

Why write for Critical Publishing?

Critical Publishing is an independent, professional publishing company run by an experienced and creative team. Our aim is to provide materials to help students, teachers, and trainers become the best professionals they can be.

We support and help build resilience through a more critical approach that encourages our readers to analyse, evaluate, question and challenge. Our books contain ideas, approaches and skills that are actionable and effective.

We aim to publish books which aim to 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 publication

Every book receives individual attention. Using our product development skills and experience of education and health & social care, 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 work with you to make the book a success

Nowadays it’s not always enough to have written a great book. To cut through the noise we need to work closely with our authors to harness their enthusiasm and knowledge so we will discuss the marketing plan for your book with you to ensure we are promoting it effectively. In addition to the traditional forms of marketing — advertising, conference attendance, direct mail catalogues — we are constantly exploring new opportunities offered by email and social media. We can ensure that your book is catalogued in all the right places and formats so that it can be readily found by any reader. As the author you are best placed to promote to your network of contacts who know your work already and are likely to listen to what you have to say.

 

 

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Education: The Rock and Roll Years

A northern perspective on a lifetime of learning, teaching and leading

A very personal and funny retrospective from Les Walton on a life in education over the last three-quarters of a century. From learner, to teacher to leader and government adviser, he takes us on his journey, delivering key messages for all those involved in education.

Psychopharmacology

A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications

An updated and revised edition of this accessible best-selling text suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions for prescribing or administering purposes.

Critical Approaches to Online Learning

An essential read for all those involved in teaching and learning in higher education with the pivot to fully online - made urgent by Covid-19 - but also drawing on best practice to rethink the role of digital more broadly in the social practices of university learning and teaching. 

Enabling Critical Pedagogy in Higher Education

An essential introduction to critical pedagogy for all those working within higher education, re-examining the concept and exploring its practical application at an institutional level, within the curriculum, within assessment, through learning and teaching, and in the spaces in-between. 

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Transition into Higher Education

An essential and concise read for all those involved in teaching and learning in higher education, looking at best practice to support student transition to university.

Social Work Law

Applying the Law in Practice

An easy to navigate introduction to the law relevant to social work and how it can be applied in practice. Contemporary, creative and student-focused, this is a must-have textbook for qualifying undergraduates, Social Work degree apprentices, and newly qualified social workers.

Police Research and Evidence-based Policing

An essential text on research and evidence-based policing relevant to all pre-join policing qualifications and matched to the national policing curriculum. Suitable for all trainee and student police officers as well as those on criminology courses. 

Developing Your Professional Identity

A guide for working with children and families

An edited volume aimed at all those studying for the range of professional disciplines within the area of children and families, providing opportunities to reflect upon work-based placement challenges and solutions within a variety of settings. It helps build essential skills and promotes a clear sense of self as individuals transition from student to professional.