Book Archives FAQ for Authors

What are the advantages of having my work included in the Book Archives?

  • Your work will remain available and will continue to be used.
  • Usage statistics show that even older electronic books are very frequently read. Libraries confirm a change in user behavior: older print books stay on the shelves, but today’s online literature search engines are rediscovering very useful content from older publications. Students/researchers can seamlessly access it with just a click of the mouse.
  • Apart from the eBook: today's print-on-demand technology makes your book available for anyone who still prefers to have it on paper.
  • Also of interest: you are entitled to receive free access to your eBook. That means you can access it from your laptop or even download the pdf files to use them on a mobile reader.

Where will my book be available?

The Palgrave Book Archives became available on our online platform SpringerLink.

Will I be receiving a copy of my eBook free of charge?

Yes, we are pleased to say that you are entitled to receive free access to the electronic version of your book when it is published on SpringerLink – our online platform. 

How can I order a print copy of my book when it is available? Can I get a discount?

When your book is available, you can order a print-on-demand copy from As a Book Archives author, you are entitled to a lifetime 40% discount on Palgrave print and eBooks.

Contact the customer service team for further information.

What is your royalty model?

Authors whose titles are included in the Book Archives project will receive additional royalties for each book based on the revenue generated for the entire archive collection. The proportion of total revenues paid out to authors in the form of royalties is based on different revenue streams: print, individual eBook sales and eBook collections.

How was my book digitized?

Palgrave Macmillan has used the highest degree of care and attention to detail in the digitization of your book. The scans of text pages were done in black and white with 600 dpi bit monochrome, while the images were handled separately. Black and white images were done in 300 dpi grayscale (8 bit) and color images in 24 bit. Optical Character Recognition was used to make the full text of the book available, and all pages were cleaned up prior to scanning.