PRAEGER AUTHORS

Join the Praeger Publishing Partnership

For non-fiction writers with opinions.

We invite you to join an endeavor that is truly unique in book publishing as Praeger celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2020. Since Frederick A. Praeger incorporated his enterprise in January 1950, Praeger has grown into a significant publisher in Security (via Praeger Security International), Psychology, Business, Current Events, and other topics.

The Praeger backlist includes influential and important titles such as Counterinsurgency Warfare, The Sixties Papers, The Columbian Exchange, The Hundred Languages of Children, and many more. Over these seven 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 terrorism to current politics 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.

Finally, Praeger—like the other imprints of ABC-CLIO—specializes in the library market, particularly public, college, and research university libraries.

Become an Author

2020 marks Praeger’s 70th 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.

Our network. With its sister imprints, Praeger has an extraordinary reach into the academic and public library market.

Our platform. 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.

Our reputation. Every year, our books are recognized for their quality and contributions through awards such as Choice Outstanding Academic Titles.

Our legacy. Praeger was one of the first to publish in the field of Soviet studies; now, we are a publishing leader in the field of security issues via our Praeger Security International imprint.

Praeger welcomes your manuscript and book proposal submissions. We seek serious general-interest books in psychology, health, politics, current events, military and security issues, business, and crime. We publish single-volume titles in these areas for academic and public libraries as well as for individuals buying online. 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.

For general inquiries and to have your proposal considered by an editor, please e-mail acquisition_inquiries@abc-clio.com.

Current Authors

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When will authors receive their royalty checks and/or statements?
Both royalty checks and statements will be sent based upon the specified date in the author’s contracts. There are multiple royalty cycles, and accounting is working off these contract due dates.

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 added to any additional royalties earned.

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.

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

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

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For Personal Use
Authors or contributors purchasing their own print 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. The 40% author discount does not apply to eBook purchases.

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
Print 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:
sales@abc-clio.com
800-368-6868 x550

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.