A-Z of Publishing: R is for…

R is for Review ProcessR is for Review Process. The review process is central to our publications and a matter that we are very strict on. We pride ourselves on publishing quality academic research that has been thoroughly reviewed. All of our publications are peer-reviewed, be that by one or more external peers, a series editor or both. We believe that it is fair to compensate our reviewers appropriately for the time that they find to do these jobs for us, either in the form of payment, a quota of free books, or royalties, in the case of series editors.

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A-Z of Publishing: Q is for…

Q is for QuizQ is for Quiz. One of the best things about working for a small company is being part of a friendly team. As well being a productive office (we publish around 50 books a year between the 7 of us) we also find time to make some days a bit special – this might be by treating ourselves to doughnuts to accompany an editorial meeting, going out to lunch together on a Friday or spending an evening putting our heads together in a quiz! One of our proudest moments of 2014 was winning a quiz hosted by fellow Bristol academic publisher, Policy Press!

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A-Z of Publishing: P is for…

P is for ProposalsP is for Proposals. When we consider a potential work for publication, we ask the author(s) or editor(s) to send us a book proposal outlining the work to us. The book proposal is a really important document because it gives us information about the authors and the work itself, as well as details about the book’s structure, an idea of where it might fit with our other publications and how long it is expected to be. We discuss book proposals at our fortnightly editorial meeting and send successful proposals on to series editors. The process is pretty straightforward and we hope to be able to give potential authors some feedback on their proposed work pretty quickly, usually within just a couple of weeks. For more information just see our proposal guidelines.

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A-Z of Publishing: O is for…

O is for OfficeO is for Office. Our office is right in the heart of Bristol in a building called St Nicholas House. We have good views of the river and the park and there are lots of good lunch options around. It is quite rare for all 7 of us to be in the office at once as Anna and Kim work part-time and it is not uncommon for one of us to be away with work or on holiday. Days when we’re all here are rare and often celebrated with cake!

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A-Z of Publishing: M is for…

M is for Marston Book ServicesM is for Marston Book Services. Marston Book Services is one of our two book distributors. In their warehouse in Abingdon, near Oxford, UK they hold a huge amount of our stock – numbers range from well over a thousand copies of our bestselling book Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism to a single copy of several very old titles. Any customer buying books for shipment to the UK, Europe or the Rest of the World (excluding North America) will receive their copy and invoice from this distributor.

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A-Z of Publishing: L is for…

L is for Living Wage EmployerL is for Living Wage Employer. We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that everyone, those of us employed directly by the company and those employed by the building in which we are based (such as cleaners and reception staff), receives a living wage salary. A living wage is an hourly rate which is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK and is notably higher than the national minimum wage set by the government. Being a Living Wage Employer is just one way in which we consider ourselves to be an ethical and considerate company.
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A-Z of Publishing: K is for…

K is for KoreaK is for Korea. Korea is one of several countries where we have a local representative. For customers living in Korea, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean we have representatives in place who are able to source our books for customers in these territories. We hope that this international distribution network ensures that our customers receive their books as quickly as possible. For full contact information please see the distribution page on our website here.

 

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A-Z of Publishing: J is for…

J is for JournalsJ is for Journals. Until 2008 we were a publisher of journals, as well as books. However, in 2008 we sold our journals to the Taylor and Francis group in order to focus our efforts entirely on book publishing. We still receive occasional requests for permission to re-use content from articles published in journals which were formerly ours. These requests should now be sent to Taylor and Francis as we can no longer deal with them.

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A-Z of Publishing: H is for…

H is for HardbackH is for Hardback. All our books are available as hardbacks, library ebooks and consumer ebooks. The majority of our books are simultaneously published as a paperback as well. On occasions when we decide to print only a hardback edition of a work then we ensure that the price of the consumer ebook is roughly comparable to that of a paperback or even less. We hope that this helps as many readers as possible to access our publications by some means or other.

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