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Join the Praeger Publishing Partnership

We invite you to join an endeavor that is truly unique in book publishing as Praeger celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2015. Since Frederick A. Praeger incorporated his enterprise in January 1950, Praeger has grown from a company publishing 12 books a year to more than 100 titles annually while amassing a large backlist. Over these six and a half decades, Praeger has preserved its core identity—that of a commercial academic publisher—stamped on it from the outset by its singular founder (whose name means "stamper" in German). Our unique network of authors, scholars, researchers, and editors provides cutting-edge perspectives on today’s complex issues and questions. From American history to psychology, Praeger offers a range of critical insights and authoritative, groundbreaking analyses that are frankly unavailable anywhere else. Praeger books provide information in context, on a diverse range of topics, that not only advance their fields of inquiry but also provide a lively reading and learning experience.

Become an Author
Why Publish with Praeger?
  • Longevity: 2015 marks Praeger’s 65th year as a highly respected, award-winning commercial academic publisher.
  • Our Praeger imprint has no particular editorial agenda or house point of view: we will publish all sides of an issue or argument as long as the writing is clear and authoritative and the points are well argued and documented.
  • Praeger has an extraordinary reach into the academic and public library market.
  • We are committed to eBook publishing. We not only have our own eBook platform but also make our eBooks available simultaneously to all major vendors. Authors share in all eBook revenue and are given free access to their eBook publication.
  • Every year, our books are recognized for their quality and contributions through awards such as Choice Outstanding Academic Titles.
  • Praeger was essentially the first to publish in the field of Soviet studies; now, we are a publishing leader in the field of security issues.
  • We keep books in print—our backlist of approximately 12,000 books goes back for decades.
  • Praeger's academic pricing means authors get potentially more royalties per title sold than from trade publishers.
Submit Your Proposal

Praeger welcomes your manuscript and book proposal submissions. We seek serious general-interest books in psychology, education, health, politics, current events, history, military and security issues, popular culture, business, crime, and religion. We publish single-volume titles in these areas for academic and public libraries as well as for individuals buying online. We also seek editors for multivolume sets in these subject areas, primarily for the library markets. Note: We do not publish fiction, poetry, or memoirs.

If you have a book project that you think would be suitable for our publishing program, we want to hear from you. Please submit a proposal consisting of the following:

  • Keynote. In one or two sentences, describe the scope, rationale and purpose, and direction that the work will take and explain why the work fills a significant information gap in library collections.
  • Summary. In a paragraph or two, summarize your argument and how it contributes to an ongoing discussion, proposes particular solutions, provides answers to pressing questions, or solves difficult issues. You should address the question of the timeliness of your work as well.
  • Organization/outline. Prepare an annotated table of contents that clearly shows the development of your argument or story.
  • Length. Estimate the total number of words for the final manuscript.
  • Potential Audience. Put yourself in the reader’s position. Who needs the information in your work, and for what reasons? What assignments or research might your work be used for? What problems might your work help readers to solve?
  • Competition. If there are any other recent works (published in the last five years) on the same topic, list them. Include author, title, publisher, date of publication, number of pages, and price. Comment on how your work is different from or supersedes the competitive title.
  • Biographical Information. Include a paragraph on your credentials as well as your CV, making it clear why you are the right person to write this book or edit this set at this time.
  • Publicity. Provide a short discussion of how you can help market and promote your book beyond the library or academic market.

Finally, please let us know if this is a simultaneous submission (i.e., if you’re sending the proposal to more than one publisher at the same time). Once we have considered your initial proposal, we may ask you to submit additional material (such as sample chapters) for review. Note: our sample proposal template may help you prepare your materials. See Praeger Proposal Memo

Praeger editors work in one or more subject areas. Please forward your proposal to the appropriate Praeger editor. We look forward to hearing from you!

For general inquiries, or for help in determining the right editor for your proposal, please e-mail acquisition_inquiries@abc-clio.com, or mail a copy of your proposal to:

Editorial Assistant
ABC-CLIO
2655 W. Midway Blvd, Suite 250
Broomfield, CO 80020

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List of Praeger Acquisition Editors

Please do not send your proposal to more than one editor.

You may send a proposal by mail to any of the editors using the mailing address below.

Mailing Address:

Editorial Assistant
ABC-CLIO
2655 W. Midway Blvd., Suite 250
Broomfield, CO 80020

American History
Michael Millman,
mmillman@abc-clio.com

Business, Economics, and Finance
Hilary Claggett,
hclaggett@abc-clio.com

Health and Wellness
Debbie Carvalko,
dcarvalko@abc-clio.com

Military History
Pat Carlin,
pcarlin@abc-clio.com

Politics and Government
Hilary Claggett,
hclaggett@abc-clio.com

Popular Culture
Catherine Lafuente,
clafuente@abc-clio.com

Psychology
Debbie Carvalko,
dcarvalko@abc-clio.com

Race and Ethnicity
Kim Kennedy-White,
kkennedy-white@abc-clio.com

Security Issues
Pat Carlin,
pcarlin@abc-clio.com


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For Current Authors
Royalties FAQs
Where can authors contact ABC-CLIO regarding their royalty statements?

Email royalties@abc-clio.com. This email address is printed on the statements that the authors receive.

Will authors receive a statement regardless if they are due monies in accordance with their contract?

Yes.

Why are the indexing charges deducted from my royalties?

Unless negotiated otherwise, the author is responsible for the indexing. If the index was not completed by the author, then the expenses incurred by ABC-CLIO will be deducted from royalties.

Why does my statement indicate that I am due money but no check is included?

Per our contracts, payments will not be made for balances under $100. The balance owed will be rolled into your next royalty cycle, and will be added to any additional royalties earned.

How can authors obtain the definition of terms that appear in the royalty statement?

Definition of Terms

How can authors update their addresses and submit W9/W8 forms?

Authors should update their addresses and submit W9/W8 forms using the Author Center. Click Here to log in to the Author Center.

 

 

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Permission Requests

Permissions requests are processed through the Copyright Clearance Center. Processing times vary, but requests typically require one to six weeks. Please do not submit duplicate requests. Submit a permissions request

For university repository and film permissions, please submit your inquiry to: rights@abc-clio.com

Author Center

The Author Center is a tool that was developed to streamline the exchange of information between authors, editors, and the ABC-CLIO Books team. Taking a few minutes to tour the website using this simple guide will help you learn about the information that is available to you in the Author Center and the tasks you should complete.

Click Here to login to the Author Center. 

Marketing Tips for ABC-CLIO Authors

Congratulations on taking the next step in publishing your work! Click here to learn about simple marketing tricks to increase your publication’s exposure.

Purchasing Books for Personal Use or Events and Appearances

For Personal Use

Authors or contributors purchasing their own book for personal use will receive a 40% discount plus shipping and handling. Sales tax will be charged, if applicable, for the state where the shipment is sent.

For Author Events and Appearances

ABC-CLIO encourages authors to arrange book-signing events, speaking engagements, and other appearances on their own. ABC-CLIO does not solicit appearances on the author’s behalf.

Because publication dates are subject to change, it is inadvisable to plan any events within two months of the book's scheduled publication date without first checking with your editor.

Ordering and Sales Policy

Books for events are discounted 40% off the list price. A 9% shipping and handling fee will apply. Sales tax will be charged, if applicable, based on the state of the event.  Books for events are not sold on consignment; prepayment is required   MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted.

The host organization (conference bookstore, bookstore, or lecture location) must contact customer service with the book order no later than two weeks (four weeks if outside the US/Canada) prior to the event.

All inquiries and orders for personal use and events should be sent to:

Email customerservice@abc-clio.com

Phone: 800-368-6868 (Press 3)

Fax: 805-685-9685

Return Policy

Undamaged, re-sellable books (i.e., not signed, bent, or broken; no ripped pages, etc.) can be returned within 60 days of the purchase date. Click here to review our return policy.

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Author Business Cards

You can design and print your own author business cards here.

For detailed instructions on how to design and print your author business cards, click here.

Please contact Maren Lange at mlange@abc-clio.com if you require assistance creating your cards.

 

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