Writing Your Book

Writing your book

Once your book proposal has been approved by press committee, your Assistant Commissioning Editor will send you your Memorandum of Agreement (your publishing contract) for you to sign. Once you return your signed document, your Assistant Commissioning Editor will send you your author welcome pack. This will direct you to the essential information that you will need while preparing your book. You'll also be eligible for your 40% author discount from this stage, so we'll send you instructions on how to claim it.

Your Assistant Commissioning Editor will keep in touch with you throughout the writing process and will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

Essential guidelines

Extending your deadline

If you find that you are not able to keep to your writing schedule, please let us know as soon as possible. We are always happy to be flexible and agree a new date for submission. The sooner you can let us know, the less disruption the delay will cause to our sales team and customers. We'd always rather you were realistic than optimistic.

If you are writing a textbook, please be aware that these are only published in January or February. Delaying your submission date, even if it's only by a couple of months, will usually result in your book being moved on by an entire calendar year.