Rather than sending your complete typescript in the first instance, it is usually better to post us a synopsis of the book, with a detailed contents list and a sample chapter or two. Please also write a letter explaining why the book merits publication, and what the readership for it is likely to be.
We will only be able to return typescript material to you if you send us adequate postage (a cheque in sterling, dollar, or euros, British postal stamps or international reply paid coupons) to do so. We can in any case take no liability for lost typescripts or material, so please do not send us valuable photos or original artwork.
Submissions should include a curriculum vitae or a description of the author's special qualifications for writing the book. It is also helpful if you have a written report on or recommendation of the book from a recognised academic authority on the subject.
If your university or department or an academic foundation is prepared to offer a subvention towards the publishing costs, please send details of the amount and also any special conditions.
We often have to reject books that might otherwise be suitable because they are presented in a form that makes reading them too difficult. If you are in any doubt about how to present a typescript you should consult an author's guide for suggestions on how to do so. We cannot, for example, consider handwritten books, books presented on disk without a print-out, or books printed out on continuous stationery. And furthermore, please DO NOT submit typescripts by e-mail, although we are happy to consider email enquiries.