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Publishing strategy guide

What to consider when publishing a book

Quality of the publisher:

  • use Think, Check, Submit to find reputable, well known publishers
  • spend time researching their editorial practices and outputs
  • check with your professional network and seek advice from your colleagues

Read any contract presented to you carefully:

Print on demand books and self-publishing:

  • these may not be considered eligible for AROC and ERA purposes

Open access:

If you are approached by a publisher:

  • be cautious! This is not considered standard behaviour in the publishing industry, especially in publishing for academic audiences

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