You don’t need to have published a book previously. However, your work should have been published in journals recently and actively, as we are seeking book authors and editors who are prolific and part of the community for whom they are writing.
Textbooks and references mean different things to different book authors and editors, so here is a quick guideline to consider when writing a book for CRC Press:
Please see "Step 1: Write Your Book Proposal" on the How to Publish with Us page of this website.
We have to be selective for our readers. If we feel that a book author or editor is not qualified in a particular area, if we note plagiarism, if reviews are poor, if a book author or editor has expectations that we cannot meet, if the market is too saturated with competitors, or if the material or concept is outdated, we may reject a book proposal. Your time is extremely valuable, as is ours, so we try to make smart decisions that are mutually beneficial.
Questions include: What do you consider to be the main strengths of the materials you have been asked to review? What do you like about the approach and selection of topics? Does this material intrigue you enough to want to have this book on your shelf? What other books are you aware of in this area, and how do they compare to this book? Are you confident in the materials presented? What is your general overview of this book?
This depends. If the suggestions seem unfair or unrelated, your acquiring editor can go back to the reviewer and clarify information. If only one out of five or 10 reviewers thinks you should completely restructure your book, the odds are in your favor. However, if the consistent feeling is that topics are to be added or deleted, it is worth giving in to this.
This depends on if the book is a textbook or reference, what kind of competition it’s up against, how many related titles the publisher has to sell with the book, and your input. We seek out reviews from around the globe, and some are more detailed than others.
It may. We are seeking constructive criticism for your manuscript. Reviewers are chosen because they have expert knowledge in the field, and they should be providing comments that will help you shape your manuscript to bring value to the marketplace. Not every book idea is a winner. For some areas, a saturated market exists, and the proposed book does not provide added value. But in many cases, the idea can be reworked. Don’t give up! Restructure the proposal, invite colleagues to help formulate a more succinct proposal and table of contents, accept the comments of the surveyors, and try again.
Yes! We will put your book proposal and a few sample chapters through the review process for you and work swiftly to provide you with a publishing decision.
We greatly appreciate the hard work you put into developing your book, and you will receive a royalty on the sale of your books. CRC Press offers competitive royalty rates and 24/7 online access to book author and editor royalty accounts. Each book author and editor also receives a complimentary copy of his/her book upon publication.
Yes, they do. Each individual contributing work to the publication must sign a contributor agreement and a permission verification form indicating that the work is his/her own or that permission has been sought to use the work, and that he/she agrees to allow us to publish the work.
Your acquiring editor will discuss the terms of your contract with you and is able to answer any questions you might have.
Please see "Step 5: Prepare Your Book Manuscript" on the How to Publish with Us page of this website.
Please contact the appropriate CRC Press acquiring editor for your subject area. If you are unable to determine the best editorial contact for your book’s subject matter, contact:
Probably not. Your acquiring editor will look everything over, and we will try and be as accommodating as possible.
Yes, it is. Source lines and permission usage and grants are crucial. You can obtain permissions very easily now by logging your requests for reuse at http://www.copyright.com/. Being recognized for one’s work is not only necessary, but the right thing to do. If you request permission to reuse text or figures as you go along with your writing, you will have everything in order by the time your work is finished. You can read more about what requires permission and how to obtain it on our rights and permissions page.
We work with many different citation indexers, including:
This is no problem. We want the best manuscript possible, so discuss the review plan with your acquiring editor to allow time to be built in for this. There are factors to consider for publishing your book at a certain time, such as conference attendance, speaking engagements, bulk purchase, and textbook adoption. Providing your readers with an accurate date they can expect to receive your published book is crucial, so discuss with your acquiring editor the expectations for surveys, reviews, rewrites, classroom testing, and the due date of ancillaries like PowerPoint® slides, website downloads, solutions and laboratory manuals – all of which are necessary to have available upon publication.
Yes, if we are formatting your manuscript, we will copy edit for spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and consistency. We welcome book authors and contributors from all around the globe, so if English is not your native language, that is no problem! If you are preparing a camera-ready manuscript, we provide a proofread. We are very willing to provide a copy edit of your camera-ready manuscript as well, so please discuss this with your acquiring editor.
Any requested changes in the schedule should be taken up with your CRC Press acquiring editor as soon as possible.
Your acquiring editor is your main contact during the entire process and will oversee all aspects before, during, and after receipt of your manuscript, and after publication of your book. However, he/she doesn’t do it alone. Here are some additional individuals at CRC Press who may be in contact with you:
This depends on the size of the book, but four to six weeks is the typical time at the printer. Don’t judge a book on the number of copies in the first print run. That is the old way of publishing. Nowadays we can print quickly and efficiently, so we do not have to fill up warehouses with hundreds or thousands of copies. This is done purposely for space and cost efficiency.
Yes, our books are made available in both formats. The electronic version is available at the same time as the print version. Amazon Kindle and VitalSource are among the many electronic formats. We also can include your reference, monograph, handbook, or professional text/reference in CRCnetBASE, our award-winning platform for academic, public, and corporate library eBook collections.
Please contact Jamie Accorto with any production questions or concerns:
Once your book is in production, you will be assigned a production editor and production coordinator. They can answer most of your production questions.
Everyone is different, but a colorful and appealing cover design catches the eye. A well-chosen image can convey the focus and set the tone of your book at a glance. Your cover designer will provide you with a draft of your book’s cover and the front matter title page. Show your family, friends, students, and colleagues, and gather opinions. You may like the design but not the color or font – this is a quick fix. Once you confirm your cover design, it immediately gets posted to the CRC Press website and Amazon.com, and other third parties that sell or distribute our books will automatically retrieve it.
Please see the How to Promote Your Book page of this website.
Please see the How to Promote Your Book page of this website.
Please contact the appropriate CRC Press marketing manager for your subject area.
You will receive your complimentary copy, and your book will be marketed and sold through several channels. We will keep in touch with you regarding possible promotions, future revisions, new book ideas, and book proposal reviews. We value your knowledge and our relationship, so let’s continue to work together!
We do not have anyone on staff here who can translate your book. However, we do seek translations in various languages for our books, and if the translation rights are sold, you will be compensated per your contract details. The translation is normally sought about two years after your English version is published. If you come across an individual who wants to translate your book, you can let us know. However, what we need is a foreign language publisher that wishes to purchase the rights. Most of the time, the foreign language publisher supplies its own translators as well as production, marketing, and printers. You will receive a copy of the translated edition if contracted and published.
Our goal is to continue with our solid reputation of providing our readers with up-to-date and valuable content. Revision cycles for textbooks, handbooks, monographs, and professional books vary, but your acquiring editor will want to discuss how to keep your content fresh, marketable, and available to our readers. When you have ideas for new or revised material for your book, it will be time to open up a dialog.
We will work with you directly on the adoption of your own book or another CRC Press book for your course. We have hundreds of textbooks available for you to choose from. You can request an inspection copy of a book for your course by visiting the book’s landing page on the CRC Press website and clicking on "Request an e-inspection copy." This form is automatically sent to one of our textbook representatives who will acknowledge receipt of your request and contact you prior to issuing your inspection copy.
An acquiring editor will always be available to answer your questions and make sure that you are serviced properly and swiftly at any stage of the process.
Yes! There is no greater reward for us at CRC Press. Your recommendation to publish with us would mean a great deal, and we cannot think of a better compliment.
Please contact the appropriate CRC Press acquiring editor for the subject area. If you are unable to determine the best editorial contact for the subject matter, contact:
Before submitting a request, ask yourself:
"Can my reason(s) for needing a final PDF of my published work be satisfied by requesting a gratis copy from my Editorial contact at Taylor & Francis?"
If the answer to this question is "yes," then the correct course of action is to do just that! If you are unsure on any aspect of our gratis policies, or how you should request a gratis copy of your work, speak with your Editorial contact and they will be happy to assist you further. Likewise, if at any point you are unsure whether your request is valid, get in touch with your Editorial contact and they will be able to provide confirmation either way.
Before submitting a request for a PDF of your own published work, please review the following terms to clarify if your request is valid:
Valid reasons for making a request:
Invalid reasons for making a request:
If you are unable to receive a gratis copy of your work, or it is stipulated in your contract that you are to receive a PDF of your work, please communicate with your Editorial contact and they will be able to make a request on your behalf through an alternative channel.
If your reason for making a request is considered invalid, but a gratis copy is not appropriate, communicate this to your Editorial contact. It may be a PDF can be distributed to you, but through an alternative workflow.
We regularly receive requests by academics at universities and institutions, or from freelance writers around the world, who require PDFs of their published work for a range of reasons. If you need to make such a request, you've come to the right place!
To enable us to process your request, please download, complete and sign a Professional Author Licence Agreement (PALA). Once you have done so, please submit the licence electronically to our dedicated business inbox: AcademicTenureRequests@informa.com.
One of our inbox controllers will then use the details on your licence to process your request and reply to your email with your PDF file held as an attachment. If the PDF is larger than 20MB your file will be dispatched to you via our online file transfer service, ZendTo, which will send a collection link to your inbox.
Importantly, you may only receive a PDF of material you are accredited to having written and/or edited. You may not submit a request on behalf of someone else.
Through this service we are dedicated to processing and distributing files within 1-2 weeks of receiving requests, unless the need for a file is particularly urgent. We understand deadlines can be tight and unforeseen issues may expedite the necessity for a file. As such, we maintain a flexible service to ensure all requests are processed in a timely manner.
Continue reading for more information on the PALA and the necessary criteria for submitting a successful request...
All requests for a PDF of published work must be accompanied by a completed Professional Author Licence Agreement (PALA). The licence can be downloaded from this page and completed electronically using Adobe Reader/Acrobat. Alternatively, you may print the licence, then scan the completed form and save the scan as a PDF.
Please do not save a blank copy of the licence on a personal/institution computer or electronic device. The PALA is periodically updated, so please collect it from this page for each new request you make to ensure you are using the current licence. Any requests made with an out-of-date PALA will need to be resubmitted.
We ask that you fill out and sign a PALA because it allows us to keep an accurate record of the material we have distributed, when it was distributed and to whom. Importantly, the PALA also gives a broad overview of the valid and invalid reasons for requesting PDF material.
However, while the licence provides generalised examples regarding how you may/may not use a PDF of your work, it is important for you to provide details specific to your situation in the space provided on the licence.