1. Develop an Idea
Every great book starts with an idea. Our commissioning editors can help develop an idea into something book-worthy. Share your idea with us and one of our editors will get back to you.
2. Submit a Proposal
Once your idea has taken shape, we ask authors to submit a formal proposal. Our proposal form asks for more detailed information about the book, such a short description of its overall argument, abstracts for each chapter, and how you think the book would fit our publishing programme. Get in touch with us, and one of our editors will reach out with further guidance.
3. Peer Review
All proposals are fully peer reviewed before formal acceptance. This ensures high quality, and provides valuable, expert feedback for you as the author. Palgrave has a single-blind peer review process, in which 1-2 reader reports are sought for each proposal. If the proposal is accepted for publication, the full manuscript is then sent out for peer review on submission, ahead of publication.
4. Prepare your Manuscript
Our editorial team will be on hand to help as you prepare your manuscript for submission, with guidance and instructions provided to make the experience as straightforward and clear as possible.
5. Publish your Book
Our team of knowledgeable professionals will guide your project from manuscript submission to publication. Once your draft manuscript is complete, our teams will guide your project through formatting & type setting to turn your words into a book, which is then available in 3 formats: eBook, Print Book & MyCopy. You can also keep track of where your book is in the publication process in real-time by signing up for automated notifications through our online tracker.
Book Publishing 101 Webinars & Webcasts
Learn more about the publishing process by attending one of our live webinars or catching up on a recent session in your subject area. These webinars introduce authors to Palgrave’s publishing process and the publishing programs we serve. They are hosted by experienced members of our publishing Team.