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Scholarly Publishing: Book Publishers

This guide has information about publishing for scholarly journals, books, and other publications

Think, Check, Submit

Identifying Potential Publishers

There are a number of resources that you can use to identifying potential publishers for your book.  Some areas to review are listed below.

  • Use your library catalog, WorldCat, Amazon, or other catalog to search for books related to your topics.  Review books to identify popular publishers.
  • Review recommendations from colleagues, mentors, or tenure and promotion guidelines to identify appropriate publishers.
  • Look for Calls for Proposals for book chapters (Be sure to review the publisher and editor to avoid deceptive publishing practices)
  • Review book proposal guidelines for well-known publishers, especially in your area of research.

Additional resources and directories below can be helpful.

Developing a Book from your Dissertation or Thesis

Writing Process and Book Proposals