The Publishing Process

Writing Your Book

Once your book has been contracted, and throughout the writing process, your Assistant Commissioning Editor will keep in touch with you about your progress and to answer any questions you have.

Essential documents

From Manuscript to Finished Book

Once you have submitted your typescript to your editor, we will put you in touch with your Managing Desk Editor. Our Desk Editors are based in-house and take your book through the production process: editing, proofing, indexing (where appropriate) and typesetting. Your Desk Editor will liaise between you, the copy-editor and the typesetter to ensure a smooth, efficient production process.

The Marketing Campaign

Your Marketing Manager will start to promote your book from around one year before scheduled publication. Your APF (author promotional form) really helps us with marketing your book, so please take the time to complete this. Every book is promoted to libraries, academics and bookshops by our sales representatives, in our catalogues and on our website. Different book types have tailored campaigns to reach their target audience.

Around six weeks before publication, your Marketing Assistant will send you your marketing welcome pack with more information about how we are marketing your book and what you can do to help.