Congratulations! Your book is about to publish… what happens next? Our teams are dedicated to getting your work read by the scholars in your community.
When you publish with Palgrave Macmillan, you can be confident that your book will reach the largest number of readers possible. Our books are sold worldwide to libraries, wholesalers, distributors, bookshops, and online booksellers such as Amazon, as well as academics and students.
Your readers will in turn have the freedom to choose how they want to read your publication—as an eBook, a traditional print copy or a low-priced printed MyCopy edition, available exclusively for eBook licensees. This flexible model offers readers an array of formats to choose from, depending on their research interest and way of working.
Your book will be available on SpringerLink, our state-of-the-art content platform which contains one of the largest collections of scholarly content in the world. SpringerLink attracts more than 50 million users at 15,000 institutions worldwide.
Bookmetrix is a unique service that allows authors to track and view the impact, usage and reach of their book. Bookmetrix data is available on your book homepage—there you will discover how many citations, online Altmetric mentions, online reference manager readers, book reviews, and downloads your book or chapter has received.
Visit the MyPalgrave page on our website to find out more about your personalized account with additional information regarding your author discount, free eBooks as well as new features and information for authors.
If you’re unsure of anything please contact your editor or email email@example.com.
I’m going to an event; can I get a flyer promoting my book?
You can download a flyer via the "Download product flyer button" on your book’s page on www.springer.com.
If your title is part of a series, you can also download a series flyer by going to the series record on www.springer.com.
I’d quite like a book launch – is this possible?
If you would like to have books available for purchase at your event, books can be sold to you to sell at the event. If you wish to order books, you can contact our customer service department on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to advise you of the terms and conditions and assist you in placing an order. We would recommend waiting 6-8 weeks after the publication of your book before holding a launch.
If you wish to display marketing materials, it is possible to download a flyer for your book from our website. To do this, please visit www.springer.com where you can download a PDF by clicking the “Download product flyer” button.
How do I get hold of copies of my book?
You should have received an advance copy and some further complimentary copies as per your contract, but you can also buy more copies with your author discount – just email email@example.com and they will be happy to help!
If you have not received your complimentary copies, or are unsure when to expect them, please contact your editor.
A journal/reviewer has contacted me requesting a review copy of my book.
Journal editors and reviewers are able to request a review copy of your book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the information about me is incorrect on the website – how do I fix this?
Please contact your editor with the correct information and we will be able to correct this as swiftly as possible.
How do I submit my book for a prize?
If you would like copy(ies) of your book sent in consideration for a prize, or you represent a prize committee interested in reviewing a Palgrave Macmillan title, please visit our Prize Portal.
How can I best optimize my time at a conference?
Network, Network, Network – you’ll be doing this anyway but why not mention your book to colleagues or hand out a couple of flyers?
If you are a Tweeter check if there is a conference hashtag and make sure you use before, during, and after the conference. Share your experiences at the conference, tweet at other colleagues and speakers attending, as well as the Palgrave and Springer Nature Twitter handles.
What are some things to keep in mind as I embark on utilizing social media?
Before you dive in to social media be sure to ask yourself a few questions:
Do you have the time? It’s an ongoing commitment. You can’t build an effective following if you never post or Tweet. An abandoned profile is worse than no profile at all and will reflect badly on both you and your book. Set aside a bit of time each day where you can tweet one or two things, interact with people who have tweeted you, and find accounts to follow that interest you.
Are you willing to write content? Engage people first with your insight and convince them of your expertise before you try and sell them a book.
Will you be able to reach the right people? Before you set up a profile purely for the purposes of selling your book, take a look around. Are colleagues in your research area in these communities? Do relevant university departments or organizations have profiles? Interact with them and re-tweet some of the things they have to say.
What are some self-promotion techniques I can use to help promote my book?
- If you receive coverage in the press- an article written about you, or referencing your book – then let us know! We could put some quotes up on your book page, or even tweet about it. Make sure you're also sharing the news on your own social media channels, and in e-mail conversations to colleagues and friends.
- Social media is a powerful tool for promoting your work, and for connecting with your community. Stay active and engage with your followers.
- If you are contacted by a journal or publication that is interested in reviewing your book, please direct them to your book page to request a review copy.
- Be sure to let your editor know of any conferences or events you’re attending – and always take a copy of your book. You can print book flyers to bring with you on the springer.com version of your book page.
- Add a link to your book in your e-mail signature, on your social media profiles, on your website, or wherever else you promote yourself.
- Promote your book via listservs and associations you are a member of. This will help raise awareness of your book and generate interest among your peers.
- Reach out to your professional and personal contacts. Let them know you’ve published a book. They might be interested in purchasing a copy, or sharing the news with their own colleagues as well.
- Consider blogging. If you don’t have your own blog, there may be opportunities to blog for The Source or Springer Nature Storytellers. Reach out; we’re always ready to hear about your idea.