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About Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan was formed when St. Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference and Macmillan Press (UK) united their worldwide publishing operations. 

The history of the company, located in the historic Flatiron Building in New York City, begins with the founding of its parent company, Macmillan Publishers Limited, in England, by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan in 1843. Macmillan opened an office in New York in the late 1860s, that was later sold becoming what is now Macmillan USA. After the sale, Macmillan realized the importance of having a publishing arm in the United States. In 1952 St. Martin's Press was formed, named after the street that housed the Macmillan headquarters in London. St. Martin's Press is one of the ten largest general publishers in the United States and is an important publisher of college, trade, mass market, and scholarly titles. The scholarly imprint of St. Martin's Press became what is known today as Palgrave. 

Palgrave publishes a wide range of books in the humanities and social sciences and presently has over 5,000 active titles. In subjects ranging from Political Science to History to Literature, the list contains original works by many of the foremost academic writers and editors in the world, including several Nobel laureates. In addition, Palgrave is the North American distributor of the following UK publishers: Berg Publishers and I.B.Tauris and the U.S. distributor for Manchester University PressPluto Press,  and Zed Books

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Editorial Statement

Palgrave Macmillan is a cross-market publisher specializing in cutting edge academic and trade non-fiction titles. Our list consists of top authors ranging from academics making original contributions in their disciplines to trade authors, including journalists and experts, writing news-making books for a broad, educated readership.

We publish academic and nonfiction trade titles in history, politics, literature, business, economics and many other subjects in the humanities and social sciences. We are also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Berg PublishersI.B.TaurisManchester University PressPluto Press, and Zed Books.

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Author Submission Guidelines

Palgrave Macmillan welcomes book proposals, whether from first-time or more experienced authors. To help us make a quick and authoritative decision, please submit a proposal that includes the materials listed in our proposal guidelines listed below. Our guidelines can also be downloaded in PDF or MS Word format. Proposals should be sent to the most relevant editor (see below for a list of our editors and the areas they cover). Please do not send entire manuscripts. We do not accept unsolicited submissions by email or telephone. 

Our guidelines can also be downloaded in PDF or MS Word format:

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This form is intended to give our editors a clear idea of your project in a concise manner. Please provide as much as possible of the material and information requested. On submission your proposal will be read by the appropriate editor and/or sent out for peer review. It is our goal to make publication decisions as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Note to ScholarsIf your project is scholarly in nature and a good fit for our program, in addition to our internal assessment we will send it out for a comprehensive peer review, which we typically complete in two months or less. If there are any timing issues specific to your project that we should bear in mind (e.g., upcoming tenure review or grant proposal deadlines), please let us know.
  

However, the peer review process does take time, so if there are any timing issues specific to your project that we should bear in mind (e.g., the proposal is under consideration by another publisher), please let us know. 

1. Proposed title and subtitle of your work. 

2. Brief Description: In one short paragraph explain the scope of your project: What are the core themes, arguments, issues, and/or topics of the work? What are the distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from other work in the field? 

3. Full Description: In one to two pages, please elaborate on the core argument(s) and goal(s) of the proposed book. What questions do you seek to answer? What do you believe will be the book's contribution to the literature in its field? 

4. Proposed Chapter Outline: Please provide a chapter by chapter synopsis of the project's planned content and main argument(s). In order for us to make an accurate assessment of the project's potential, please provide as much detail as possible, including a title and a descriptive paragraph for each chapter (approx. 100 words each).
If you have sample material available (either draft chapters or other writing sample) it would be helpful to include this as well. 

5. Market and Competition: Please indicate the primary market for your project, i.e. who will read and buy the book. If it is aimed toward students, what specific courses is it written for and at what level? What are typical enrollment numbers for such courses? Would your project be suitable as the main reading for the class or as supplementary reading?

Please list any secondary markets that may exist for the book (i.e., library market, academic associations, etc. 

Please list (including author, title, and publisher) competing or complementing titles. These do not need to be direct competitors but simply what your primary readership is buying/using at the moment. What sets your book apart from these titles and would persuade potential readers to buy it? 

6. Additional Information: What is the expected length of the manuscript (in either total words, including notes, or double-spaced pages)? Will there be pictures, tables, or other non-text material, and, if so, approximately how many? Are there any other particular features planned for the book (e.g., boxed text, glossary, activities, study questions, instructor's guide, etc.)? 

7. Delivery date: What is your current schedule for completing the manuscript? 

8. Peer Review: All scholarly projects undergo a thorough peer review. If there are people well qualified to offer an objective assessment of your proposal, we encourage your suggestions. 

9. Author Information: Please provide complete contact information for yourself and any co-authors/co-editors as well as a short bio or complete CV. For edited collections, please provide short bios for all contributors as well.
Please send your proposal to one of the following editors: 

TRADE & PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS: 

Karen Wolny - Editorial Director, Trade & Professional Business
Luba Ostashevsky - Macmillan Science, Psychology, Cultural/Minority Studies
Emily Carleton - Business, Politics
Laurie Harting - Economics and Professional Business & Management 

ACADEMIC: 

Farideh Koohi-Kamali - Politics, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, and Asian Studies
Brian O'Connor - American Politics and Political Theory
Chris Chappell - History and African Studies
Brigitte Shull - Literature and Gender
Burke Gerstenschlager - Religion and Philosophy
Brian Foster – Finance
Charlotte Cusumano Maiorana - Business and Economics
Robyn Curtis - Performing Arts, Film, Cultural Studies, and Anthropology
Sarah Nathan – Education
Lani Oshima-Sociology
 

All correspondence should be addressed to:
Palgrave Macmillan
Attn: Author Proposal
175 Fifth Avenue, Room 2003
New York, NY 10010

The Subject areas listed below are commissioned through the Palgrave Macmillan UK office:
Lynda Thompson - Nursing
Olivia Middleton - Psychology & Linguistics
Suzie Burywood - Study Skills

All correspondence for these subjects should be addressed to:
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Houndmills
Basingstoke
Hampshire RG21 6XS
UK

 

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Permissions

I am interested in reprinting part of a Palgrave Macmillan book within my own work. How do I get permission to do this? 

For information on requesting permissions, please click here

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. 

Please note that permissions requests for I.B.Tauris, Manchester University Press, Pluto Press, and Zed Books should be sent directly to the publisher, addresses below. 

I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
6 Salem Road
London W2 4BU
United Kingdom 

Manchester University Press
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9NR
United Kingdom 

Pluto Press
Attn: Gily Duff
345 Archway Road
London
N6 5AA 

Zed Books Ltd.
7 Cynthia Street
London N1 9JF
United Kingdom 

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Website FAQs

Ordering
Examination Copies
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For Authors
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Ordering

How do I order a book on your website?

Search or browse for the book you wish to purchase. Then click on either the title or the book jacket. If the "Add to Cart" button appears on the next page, then the book is in stock and available for purchase. Click on "Add to Cart." Confirm the information in the shopping cart by clicking on "Proceed to Checkout." At this point you will need to either log-in to your account or register. Fill out the forms and proceed by clicking "Continue" at the bottom of each page. 

How long will it take for my book(s) to arrive?

Books ordered through the website to U.S. destinations will typically take 2-3 weeks to arrive. 

How can booksellers purchase books from Palgrave Macmillan?

Booksellers should place orders through their Macmillan sales representative. Or, if the bookstore does not have a sales representative, orders can go directly to MPS, our warehouse, at 888-330-8477. 

How can I order from a country other than the US or Canada?

Orders for Palgrave Macmillan books outside of the US and Canada must be placed through Palgrave Macmillan UK. Visit www.palgrave.com/home for more information. Orders for books from our distribution lines, I.B. Tauris, Manchester University Press, and Zed Books, must be placed through their UK offices. Please visit their websites for more information: 

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Examination Copies

How can I order examination copies?

To order your examination copy, choose "Exam Copy" on the product page and add the book to your shopping cart. Paperbacks are available for free to professors who are considering the book for course adoption. Hardcover titles are available for 30% off. Pre-payment is required for all examination copy requests. There is a maximum of three examination copies per customer. Keep in mind that not all Palgrave Macmillan titles are available in paperback. Please check our catalog or the website. The exam copy fee is not refundable, but you may request a free desk copy once the adoption order has been placed. 

Is there a charge for examination copies?

There is no fee for paperback titles. Hardcover titles are available for 30% off. 

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Publicity

How can I contact an author?

Due to privacy issues, we are unable to give out our author contact information. You can write to:

Author's Name
c/o Palgrave Macmillan
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Or, you can contact the publicity manager about publicity opportunities for authors at publicity@palgrave-usa.com

How can I obtain a review copy of one of your books?

If you would like to review one of our books for your publication, requests should be submitted in writing on business letterhead. Please include the title of the book you wish to review along with a contact name and mailing address for the reviewer. Requests should be sent to:

Publicity Manager
Palgrave Macmillan
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Fax: 212-777-6359

Requests may also be sent by e-mail, but the return e-mail address must reflect the organization or university affiliation. Send e-mail requests to publicity@palgrave-usa.com.

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Marketing & Promotions

How can I get books for an upcoming event?

If you plan to sell the books through your organization or a local bookstore, place an order through Macmillan Publishing Services at 888-330-8477. If you are a Palgrave Macmillan author, you may purchase books at a 40% discount from Macmillan Publishing Services using this number. Books for resale cannot be charged to a credit card. If you will not be able to sell books, please contact a marketing manager at marketing@palgrave-usa.com about providing flyers for the event. 

Who should I contact about conference exhibits?

Palgrave Macmillan attends a number of conferences throughout the year. Please visit the conferences page to see the schedule. If you know of a conference that you would like to recommend, send the name, date, location, and contact information to marketing@palgrave-usa.com. Or, if you are an author who will be attending one of our upcoming conferences, please contact the marketing manager at marketing@palgrave-usa.com

Who should I contact about advertising opportunities?

Palgrave Macmillan advertises in a few select journals, newspapers, and other publications. Our advertising schedule is planned and budgeted annually. If you would like us to consider advertising in your publication, please send a media kit to marketing@palgrave-usa.com or mail to:

Marketing Manager
Palgrave Macmillan
175 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10010

Can I place an order without signing up for promotional e-mails?

Yes, you must open an account to purchase books on our website, but you are not required to select any promotions. Simply, click on the checkmark next to "Can we send you e-mails" to deselect this option when you register. 

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For Authors

How do I order copies of my book?

If you are a Palgrave Macmillan author, you may purchase books at a 40% discount from VHPS, our warehouse, by calling 888-330-8477. The author discount applies to ALL Palgrave Macmillan books. Books for resale cannot be charged to a credit card. Contributors to edited collections receive a 40% discount off of their own titles, and 20% off of other Palgrave titles. 

Will you send copies of my book to be considered for an award?

Please send details about the award including the sponsoring organization, contact person, and eligibility to publicity@palgrave-usa.com

How can I update my author bio or other information on your website?

Please send any corrections to your editor and to marketing@palgrave-usa.com

Why is my book out of stock? When will it be available?

Please contact your editor for specific details about the availability of your book. Books that are temporarily out of stock may be in the process of a reprint. 

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Permissions

I am interested in reprinting part of a Palgrave Macmillan book within my own work. How do I get permission to do this? For information on requesting permissions, please click here

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. 

Please note that permissions requests for I.B.Tauris, Manchester University Press, and Zed Books should be sent directly to the publisher, addresses below: 

I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
6 Salem Road
London W2 4BU
United Kingdom 

Manchester University Press
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9NR
United Kingdom 

Pluto Press
Attn: Permissions
345 Archway Road
London
N6 5AA 

Zed Books Ltd.
7 Cynthia Street
London N1 9JF
United Kingdom 

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