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Society of American Archivists (SAA)

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Society of American Archivists

Website: https://saa.archivists.org/

Purpose, objective, or mission: SAA is North America’s oldest and largest professional association for archives and archivists. Their mission is to promote “the value and diversity of archives and archivists.” Their core values include “advancing the public standing of archivists,” “fostering a culture of creativity and experimentation across the association” and a commitment to “social responsibility and the public good.”1

Target audience: Students and professional archivists in North America.

Owner: Society of American Archivists.

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes.

Types of books published: Guides and guidelines, reference books, book series, essay collections.

Medium: Print and electronic.

Topics covered: Trends in archiving practices, ethics, case studies, contemporary issues pertaining to archives, archivists, and allied professions.

Number of titles published per year: An exact number is unknown, but SAA has published over 150 books since the 1970s.2

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://www2.archivists.org/publications/book-publishing/guidelinesforbookproposals

Types of submissions accepted: Book proposals.

Submission and review process: Potential authors should first submit a prospectus to the Publications Editor.

Be sure to address the following:

  • “the theme, purpose and scope of the publication;
  • the estimated format and length of the publication;
  • whether the topic and approach are better suited to print or online format
  • an annotated outline or table of contents;
  • the intended audience and the potential market;
  • the prospective value to the archival profession;
  • the relationship of the proposed publication to the literature in the field;
  • the possibility of co-sponsorship with another organization;
  • the possibility of outside financial support;
  • graphics and illustrations the publication might use;
  • co-authors or contributors in the case of an edited work; and
  • the anticipated schedule for preparation of the publication.”3

The Publications Editor reviews the prospectus and sends it to the Publications Board, Director of Publishing and, if necessary, subject specialists. Depending on the author’s writing experience, two or more sample chapters and a detailed table of contents may be requested.4

Once a prospectus is accepted by the Publications Board, a member of the Board is assigned to the project as a liaison to the author and to oversee the project until the manuscript is finished and submitted.5

Editorial tone: Professional.

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style.6

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Publishing with SAA focuses primarily on the archiving field, so it may not be a good fit for many LIS authors. However, there is some crossover in resources and initiatives with allied professions (libraries, museums, and historians). For example, SAA publishes a few books that have broader audiences (i.e. Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries and Archives in Libraries: What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know to Work Together). They occasionally partner with other allied professional associations to develop resources, such as the American Library Association.

Their Guidelines for Book Proposals states that they seek to “nurture new voices,” but keep in mind that the prospectus requires a lot of initial book information to be prepared by the author, including a defined audience and market.7

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: SAA has 6,200 members.8

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: SAA primarily serves archivists and students within North America.

Reader characteristics: Readers of SAA publications are archivist students or professionals with a working knowledge in the field. Currently featured titles on their online store, including Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists and Navigating Legal Issues in Archives, indicate that many newly published SAA releases discuss contemporary issues in the field.9

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers may have less knowledge on general LIS subject matter than readers of other LIS book publishers in the field, with SAA serving primarily to archives and archivists.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

SAA’s website states that their publications are “largely driven by members. Members write articles, chapters and books which are then vetted by members on the Editorial Board and Publications Board, who strive to maintain SAA’s commitment to furthering best practices in the field.”10 Potential authors can expect their publications to be read by professionals, and experts, in the field.

Last updated: April 16, 2018


References

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  1. “Who We Are,” SAA.org, accessed February 26, 2018, https://www2.archivists.org/aboutsaa
  2. “Book Publishing with SAA,” SAA.org, accessed February 26, 2018, https://www2.archivists.org/publications/book-publishing
  3. “Guidelines for Book Proposals,” SAA.org, accessed February 26, 2018, https://www2.archivists.org/publications/book-publishing/guidelinesforbookproposals
  4. “Guidelines for Book Proposals.”
  5. “Guidelines for Book Proposals.”
  6. “Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions,” www.SAA.org, accessed March 2, 2018, https://www2.archivists.org/publications/book-publishing/guidelinesformanuscriptsubmissions
  7. “Guidelines for Book Proposals.”
  8. “Who We Are.”
  9. “SAA Bookstore.”
  10. “Publications,” SAA.org, accessed February 27, 2018, https://www2.archivists.org/node/20534
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Libraries Unlimited

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Libraries Unlimited

Website: https://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited.aspx

Purpose, objective, or mission: Libraries Unlimited was created by library science professor Dr. Bohdan S. Wynar in the 1970s as a response to the growing need for quality LIS textbooks and materials. Today, Libraries Unlimited is a part of ABC-CLIO and is “committed to serving academic, public, school, and special libraries by producing library science textbooks, reference works, practical handbooks and professional guides of unparalleled quality.”1

Target audience: LIS students and professionals.

Owner: ABC-CLIO, LLC.2

Are published books peer reviewed?  Yes. Libraries Unlimited features an editorial team of ten award winning industry professionals.3

Types of books published: Textbooks, reference works, practical handbooks and professional guides.4

Medium:  Print and electronic.

Topics covered: Topics are wide ranging—from librarianship philosophy and values to informatics to folklore.

Number of titles published per year: Fifty titles were published in 2017, and there are more than 2,000 currently available in both print and electronic formats.5

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines:  Please email an acquisitions editor with your potential book idea before you submit a proposal.6

Provide the following information in your email:

  • ”Working title
  • Purpose statement: explain the intent of the work, who it is for, and why it is needed”
  • Objectives: identify the benefits readers will derive from the work
  • Methodology: explain how you will research or compose the work
  • Tentative outline: show how the work will be organized
  • Competition or related works: identify similar titles and how your work will differ
  • Approximate length (in pages or words)
  • Resume or bio statement: describe why you are qualified to write this book”7

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals for library science textbooks, reference works, practical handbooks and professional guides.8

Submission and review process: Libraries Unlimited has a dedicated team of experienced editors with years in the publishing field. An exact review process is unknown, but if your proposal is approved, editors will be with you every step of the way as your proposal becomes a manuscript and, in turn, a book.9

Editorial tone: Professional.

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Libraries Unlimited may be a good fit for potential authors who have written extensively and have been published before. LU publishes longer works, such as reference books and textbooks, so they may be a good outlet for authors with heftier projects in the works.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size (as measured by average number of copies per title published)Libraries Unlimited is a larger publishing house, with over 2,000 titles currently available.10

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Readers of Libraries Unlimited texts are english speakers, primarily in the United States.

Reader characteristics: Considering that some of Libraries Unlimited’s best selling texts are titles such as Concise Guide to Information Literacy and The Many Faces of School Library Leadership, it can be assumed that readers are LIS students and professionals with a working knowledge in the field.11

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Strong.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Readers of Libraries Unlimited texts are looking to learn about cutting edge trends and acquire new skills, so potential authors with relevant new research and book ideas may find a good fit with this publisher.12

Last updated: March 12, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” ABC-CLIO.com, accessed March 9, 2018, https://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited/About/AboutLU.aspx
  2. “About.”
  3. “About.”
  4. “About.”
  5. “About.”
  6. “Authors,” ABC-CLIO.com, accessed March 9, 2018, https://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited/Authors/BecomeanAuthor.aspx
  7. “Authors.”
  8. “About.”
  9. “Authors.”
  10. “Book Search Results,” ABC-CLIO.com, accessed March 12, 2018, https://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited/SearchResults.aspx?type=a
  11. “Home,” ABC-CLIO.com, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited.aspx
  12. “About.”
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Facet Publishing

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Facet Publishing

Website: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Facet Publishing is “the commercial and publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Library and Information Association,” with a focus on global business and attention to detail.1

Target audience: LIS professionals.

Owner: CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes.

Types of books published: LIS professional books, textbooks, series and ebooks.

Medium: Print and electronic, though not all titles are available in both formats.

Topics covered: Over thirty LIS subjects are published by Facet, ranging from academic libraries to website & intranet management.2

Number of titles published per year: Exact number unknown, though Facet’s ‘Recently published’ page lists thirty books published between April 2017 and January 2018.3

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/book_proposal_guidelines.php

Types of submissions accepted: Facets asks potential authors to “think carefully about the intended market, the competition and the unique selling points”4 before sending in a proposal. They are looking for “a mixture of content: practice oriented books for working professionals, textbooks that particularly dovetail with the iSchools curriculum and emerging developments and thinking in research for a scholarly audience.”5 Book proposals should contain sections regarding the book’s content, market, and competition, as well as information about yourself.

The content:

  • “A synopsis of the book, including a detailed outline of the work with intended chapter headings, together with a description of each chapter and its estimated length
  • An estimate of the total length of the book
  • A rationale describing why the book is needed, what it hopes to achieve and how, and any new ideas and developments you intend to cover, or new approaches that you intend to use. Notes on additional features such as case studies, checklists, diagrams, photographs, software, etc.
  • Sample material (one or two chapters), if possible
  • An estimated date of manuscript completion”6

The market:

  • “Who is the intended reader?
  • How large do you estimate the potential readership to be?
  • A description of the potential readers (e.g., students, practising library and information professionals/managers, policy makers) with specific details about why they need this book:
    • what sectors/organizations they are working in
    • the required level of professional expertise
    • courses
  • Are there any potential secondary audiences and markets? (e.g., museums, archives, publishers, record managers)
  • Is there international potential? Where? Why?”7

The competition: “Does this book fill a gap in the market? What evidence is there for this gap? Provide a list of any competing books with price, publisher, year of publication, and any other useful information, together with a comment as to how your book differs, what makes it superior and how it will compete.”8

Yourself: “Details of yourself, your experience, related activities, and any other previous publications (whether articles, reports or books).”9

Submission and review process: All proposals should be submitted to the Commissioning Editor. If a proposal is accepted, the author and commissioning editors will work together on a realistic schedule for the book’s publication.10 Facet prides themselves on timeliness and detail, and are quick to market new publications.11

Editorial tone: None listed, but consider that Facet publishes for students and professionals already well versed in the LIS field.

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Facet publishes across a wide array of LIS topics, making them a publisher to strongly consider no matter what your subject field may be. Potential authors should keep in mind that Facet requests very detailed information from each book proposal, so authors should have a clear idea of their marketability and relevance. Authors should be sure to carefully read the book submission guidelines to ensure that all questions have been addressed.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s readers

Publication circulation: Based in the United Kingdom, but Facet has agents and representatives around the world.12

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Facet is the bookseller for CILIP, a library and science information association in the U.K., though they emphasize that their publications extend into the international LIS world. They have representatives and agents in countries all over the world, making publications available to a world wide audience.

Reader characteristics: Readers of Facet publications are information professionals, though there may be a secondary audience in fields such as archives and museums. Facet’s bestselling publications include titles such as Managing Records: A handbook of principles and practice and Practical Cataloging, so it can be assumed that their readers have more than a casual knowledge of LIS subject matter.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are students, academics and professionals with a strong knowledge or strong interest in LIS subject matter.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Facet publishes for an audience in and outside of the United Kingdom. Their works range from LIS textbooks to simple ‘No-nonsense’ guides about topics such as archives and legal issues in Web 2.0, showing that Facet’s readers vary in their knowledge on contemporary LIS topics. This span in readership could make Facet a viable publisher for potential authors across many different subjects.

Last updated: February 26, 2018


References

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  1. “About Us,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 14, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/
  2. “Home,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/a>
  3. “Recently published,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/category.php?category_code=38
  4. “Book proposal guidelines,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/book_proposal_guidelines.php
  5. “Write for us,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/write_for_us.php
  6. “Book proposal guidelines.”
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  10. “The publishing process,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February, 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/downloads/file/Guidance_for_Existing_Authors/04%20The%20publishing%20process%20Jan%202012.pdf
  11. “About us.”
  12. “About Us.”
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Chandos Publishing

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Chandos Publishing

Website: https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/chandos-publishing

Purpose, objective, or mission: Chandos is “an international leading publisher in contemporary library and information science, and social science”1 with a global perspective. They are an imprint of the publishing house Elsevier, founded in 1880.

Target audience: LIS professionals and those in the social sciences fields.

Owner: Elsevier

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. Elsevier’s book proposal form asks potential authors to list three experts in the field who could provide input as part of the book’s review panel. All proposals are read by Elsevier editorial staff and selected external reviewers.2

Check out Elsevier’s How to get published guide for more information on the publishing process.

Types of books published: Reference, textbooks, research books.

Medium: Print and digital.

Topics covered: Contemporary issues within the library and information sciences, including legal aspects, library acquisitions, bibliometrics and digital libraries.3

Number of titles published per year: In 2017, Chandos published twenty three books in the LIS field.4

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/book-authors

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals for both books and journals.

Information that needs to be included in your proposal:

  • Title
  • Author(s) and/or editors(s)
  • Aims and scope/Background and purpose
  • Your intended audience and its needs
  • Competing resources
  • Table of contents
  • Sample chapter
  • Qualified reviewers
  • Clarity and discoverability
  • Optional: multimedia content

For more information, consult the Authors and Book Editors page.

Submission and review process: After sending a proposal to the proposal mailbox (linked on this page), further questions about the process can be answered by sending an email to an acquisitions editor at the same proposal mailbox. Be sure the subject line of the email reads: “Question for [subject area] acquisitions editor.” All proposals are considered by Elsevier editorial staff and selected external reviewers.5

Editorial tone: Professional. The home page for Chandos Publishing states that they produce books for researchers, academics and practitioners.6

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Though Elsevier is a large publishing house that is heavy on journals, LIS book authors could possibly find a good fit with Chandos. In 2017, some of their published book titles included Emerging Library Technologies, Social Justice and Library Work and Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level. Elsevier is especially supportive of less experienced researchers and authors. Their website Researcher Academy offers in depth teaching modules to help authors learn about getting their works published and promoted.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: Chandos is a sizable LIS publisher. Their online catalog shows 384 books currently in print within the library and information science subject area.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Though Elsevier’s headquarters is in the Netherlands, Chandos states that they are an international publisher for the global LIS community. They feature a book series entitled the Asian Studies series, producing titles such as China’s Publishing Industry and Scholarly Communication in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Chandos also publishes international titles such as Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries and Australian Library Supervision and Management.

Reader characteristics: Readers of works published by Chandos will likely be LIS academics and professionals seeking out books on specific subject matter.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The home page for Chandos publishing states that they publish for “researchers, academics and practitioners,” so authors can assume that readers could potentially have an expert knowledge in the field.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Readers of works published by Chandos are LIS professionals located all over the world. With works such as Disaster Planning for Special Libraries and The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books, it’s clear that readers come to Chandos with well defined information needs that pertain to specific areas within the LIS field.

Last updated: February 22, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 20, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/chandos-publishing
  2. “Book Authors,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 22, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/authors/book-authors
  3. “About.”
  4. “Catalog,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 20, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/catalog?producttype=book&cat0=27390&cat1=28072&cat2=&imprintname=Chandos+Publishing&categoryrestriction=&author=&publicationyear=2017&q=&sort=datedesc
  5. “Book Authors.”
  6. “About.”
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The University of Chicago Press

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: The University of Chicago Press Books

Website: http://press.uchicago.edu

Purpose, objective, or mission: Founded in 1890, the mission of the Press is “the obligation to disseminate scholarship of the highest standard and to publish serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life.”1

Target audience: Both scholars and casual audiences, in the United States and abroad. 2

Owner: The University of Chicago Press.

Are published books peer reviewed? Unknown, but all book proposals are to be sent to appropriate editors for a lengthy review process. Prospective authors are encouraged to consult William Germano’s book Getting It Published for more information on the publication process.

Types of books published: The Press leans toward being a civilian publication, and their Book Submissions page states that they generally do not publish work outside of their stated subject fields.3

Medium: Print and electronic, released simultaneously.4

Topics covered: Mostly liberal arts and social sciences, though they are well known for The Chicago Manual of Style and writing guides. Consult the list of acquisitions editors for a complete list of accepted book topics.

Number of titles published per year: Unknown, but the Press is a rather large publishing house, with more than 5,000 books currently in print.5

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/books_submissions.html

Types of submissions accepted: Book proposals only on accepted subjects. The Press has a separate division for journals.

Types of submissions the publisher is not interested in:

  • Unrevised dissertations
  • Festschriften
  • Works of original fiction

Submission and review process: After determining the appropriate editor, send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, table of contents and a prospectus.6 Do not send a complete manuscript unless you are asked to do so. After your submission has been received, it may take up to a month to hear back from an editor.7

Editorial tone: Unknown.

Style guide used: Unknown, though keep in mind that the Press publishes The Chicago Manual of Style.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

The Press publishes across a wide array of subjects, including books about both library science and publishing. Glance over the list of currently published LIS books on their website to get a better sense of what the Press is looking for. Prospective authors penning writing guides, or writing about literary, media, cultural studies or education are encouraged to contact an appropriate editor.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: This is a relatively large publishing house, having published more than 11,000 works since its foundation in 1890.8 It’s editors have worked to “build a broad but coherent publishing program engaged with authors and readers around the world.”9

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The Press publishes books that appeal to a vast, international audience: books about Chicago and surrounding areas, translations of foreign language texts and significant non scholarly works are just a sampling of their publications.10 If published by the Press, their marketing department ensures that publicity and promotions will be conducted in the United States as well as from satellite offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan.11

Reader characteristics: Scholars and casual readers with specific interests.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: A majority of the LIS books published by the Press are historical in nature, including a world history of libraries and account of medieval books of early modern England.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Readers of books published by the Press can generally be considered knowledgeable and, potentially, subject experts. The Press also distributes dozens of other publications from the likes of the American Meteorological Society, Association of University Presses, Amsterdam University Press and many others from all over the world.12 Considering that many of these, like the Press, are affiliated with a university, potential authors may want to keep in mind that the general readership leans in a scholarly direction.

Last updated: February 14, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” Press.UChicago.edu, Accessed February 8, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/press/about.html
  2. “About.”
  3. “Book Submissions,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 9, 2019, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoservices/book_submissions.html
  4. “Marketing Information,” Press.UChicago.edu/InfoServices/Auth_Resources, accessed February 9, 2019, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/auth_resources.html
  5. “About.”
  6. “Book Submissions.”
  7. “Submissions FAQ,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 9, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/submissions-faq.html
  8. “About.”
  9. “About.”
  10. “About.”
  11. “Marketing Information for Authors,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 11, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/auth_resources.html
  12. “Major publishers marketed & distributed by the University of Chicago Press,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 14, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/books/publishers.html
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Rowman & Littlefield

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Rowman & Littlefield

Website: http://rowman.com/RLPublishers

Purpose, objective, or mission: Rowman & Littlefield “publishes high-quality college texts, entertaining and informative books for general readers, and professional and scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.”1 Its range of subject areas include library and information services, linguistics, communication, education, psychology, sociology, among others.2

Target audience: Rowman & Littlefield offers “serious works of scholarship, core textbooks for introductory courses, supplemental, affordable paperbacks for alternative approaches to teaching, and general interest and trade books for the curious reader.”3 LIS books are targeted toward practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students, and scholars.

Owner: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing group4 which also owns one of the largest book distributors in the United States, National Book Network (NBN).5 The publishing group encompasses several imprints, including Lexington Books (specialized and scholarly research), and trade imprints such as Rowman & Littlefield Trade, AltaMira Press, Scarecrow Press and Sheed & Ward.

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. Authors are asked to provide a list of four to seven potential peer reviewers when submitting a book proposal.6

Types of books published: LIS-specific books run the gamut from primers and practical guides to both introductory and advanced textbooks.7

Medium: Titles are published simultaneously in print and e-book editions.8 Many books are supplemented with multimedia content.9

Topics covered: A range of disciplines across humanities and social sciences, government data, and education.10 LIS-specific topics cover management, archival studies, cataloging and classification, collection development, information technology, literacy instruction, and school librarianship. LIS series include The Practical Guides for Librarians, Library Technology Essentials, and Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections.11

Number of titles published per year: Approximately 1,500 academic, reference, professional, and trade books annually (all subjects).12 The number of LIS titles published per year is unknown.

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://rowman.com/Page/RLAuthRes13

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals for publication should be submitted to the appropriate acquisitions editor,14 and include a prospectus, outline (annotated table of contents), author’s CV or resume, one to two brief writing samples, and a list of potential peer reviewers.15 Full book manuscripts are not accepted unless requested by the acquisitions editor. See the publisher’s website for detailed submission guidelines.

Submission and review process: The publisher will acknowledge receipt of a proposal within two weeks, and aims to render a decision on acceptance within three months.16

Editorial tone: Professional and scholarly.

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Authors include leading academics and respected practitioners. Formal book proposals require a detailed description, author qualifications, previously published works, writing samples, competitive analysis, and potential markets for a book.17 The publisher is well established in its subject areas, and maintains a presence at academic conferences and conventions.18 Rowman & Littlefield is a highly reputable publisher for LIS authors with a proposal for an academic or professional development topic.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size (as measured by average number of copies per title published)A Spring 2017 catalog listed approximately 150 LIS books geared toward students, professionals, and academics.19 Print runs for titles are not publicly available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Rowman & Littlefield is based in the United States, and titles are published in English. Authors are experts and scholars based mostly in the U.S., UK, and Canada, and this may be reflected in the content of material.20 However, as Rowman & Littlefield is an international publisher, books are available to a worldwide audience.21

Reader characteristics: Readers have varying backgrounds within LIS, from management to technology, to instruction and research. Rowman & Littlefield texts are typically used in graduate and professional development courses, though many titles may be of interest to non-LIS readers.22

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are students, academics, and professionals with a strong knowledge of or strong interest in LIS subject matter.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

With diverse backgrounds, skills, professional duties, and interests, readers are likely seeking specialized LIS knowledge or best practices. Material is theoretical and practical, and provides professional learning for the LIS community.

Last updated: February 2, 2018


References

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  1. “Home,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/RLPublishers
  2. “Subjects,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://rowman.com/SubjectsMain
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  4. “Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, PublishersGlobal.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://www.publishersglobal.com/directory/publisher-profile/6304/
  5. “About,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://rowman.com/Page/About
  6. “Submission Guidelines,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://rowman.com/Page/RLAuthRes
  7. “Library Services,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/Page/Library-Services
  8. “About.”
  9. “Library Services.”
  10. “About.”
  11. “Library Services.”
  12. “Publisher Details,” NetGalley.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/publisher/29645
  13. “Submission Guidelines.”
  14. “Editors,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/Page/RLPGAE
  15. “Submission Guidelines.”
  16. “Submission Guidelines.”
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  18. “Convenions Schedule,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018,https://rowman.com/Page/ConventionsSchedule
  19. “Digital Catalogs, Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/Page/eCatalogs
  20. “Digital Catalogs.”
  21. “About.”
  22. “Digital Catalogs.”
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Routledge

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Routledge. Note that Haworth Press was acquired by Taylor & Francis Group in 2007, and former Haworth books are now published by Routledge, a Taylor & Francis Group imprint.

Website: http://www.routledge.com/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Global publisher of quality academic books, journals, and online reference materials in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routledge is an older imprint, founded in 1836, and prides itself on publishing “many of the greatest thinkers and scholars,”1 including Einstein, Jung, and Sartre.2

Target audience: Teachers, librarians, educators, those seeking reference materials.3 Routledge has a specific Resources for Librarians page detailing catalogs, e-products and online references specifically for libraries, research series, and out of print titles.4

Owner: Taylor & Francis Group.5

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. “Routledge adheres to a strict policy of anonymous peer review on all book projects.”6

Types of books published: “Research monographs, textbooks, handbooks/companion books, short form publications.”7

Medium: Print and online.8
Routledge aims “to publish eBooks simultaneously with print books upon initial publication.” 9

Topics covered: Annuals, Yearbooks, Periodicals & AlmanacsBiographical ReferenceDictionariesDirectoriesEncyclopediasGeneral ReferenceHandbooksLibrary & Information ScienceMajor Works, and Regional Surveys.10

Number of titles published per year: Thousands of new books published each year.11

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.routledge.com/info/authors/

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals, between 3-6 pages, supplemented by sample chapters if applicable. Do not send an unsolicited manuscript as the initial contact!12

Submission and review process: Send the proposal and supplemental materials by email to the appropriate editorial contact.13 After reviewing the proposal, an editor will decide if they would like a full manuscript.14

Editorial tone: Professional and scholarly, but readable.15 The books potentially cover a wide audience including a variety of readers. Routledge also publishes under a wide variety of LIS subjects, with titles ranging from The Social Media Handbook, a slim volume at 194 pages, to International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science, at 724 pages, significantly updating the last edition from 1996.16

Style guide used: U.S. authors: For US spelling use Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary or Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. There are different style preferences for different subject areas, such as Chicago or APA. Your Editorial Assistant will advise which style (Chicago, APA) you should follow – just be consistent throughout the submission and confirm the style you have used when submitting your final manuscript.17

For UK authors: Refer to Butcher’s Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreader and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors: The Essential A-Z Guide to the Written Word. For British spelling use Concise Oxford English Dictionary; alternatives are accepted as long as they are consistent. For referencing, use the Harvard referencing system.18

For more details, please see Publishing Guidelines.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Routledge is now owned by Taylor & Francis, which has a huge LIS audience and is where you can find a lot of print and online reference materials and publications targeted to students, LIS professionals, and academics.19 This is a prestigious publishing house that puts writers through a rigorous process just to get to publication; and once you’re there, there is the support of editors and the brand behind your finished book.20 This is an excellent group to consider proposing for an LIS specific book idea, as ideas can range from the very scholarly studies to more everyday topics that librarians or information professionals should be aware of.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: Large, and international.21

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Offices for the US are based in New York;22 office for the UK and the rest of the world are based in Oxford, England.23 The publisher notes that a majority of sales come from outside the UK, in the US and elsewhere around the world.24

Reader characteristics: Readers seeking high quality reference works specifically for an educational or library setting, or simply for their own personal and professional development. These are sophisticated readers and “students at all stages of their studies.”25

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Varying. Most people seeking out Routledge books will most likely be academics, but whether in the LIS field specifically is not a given. However, Routledge readers are knowledgeable and educated, so assume a degree of understanding, and a quick learning curve, when referencing LIS subject matter.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

The primary readership of Routledge materials includes academics, librarians, and educators interested in new titles pertaining to LIS. This is a group that eagerly awaits new publications, and is notified through a variety of resources when new topics are published. Routledge is dedicated to the promotion of your publications to a wide, eager audience. Learn more on their page for promoting your book.26

Last updated: January 30, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://www.routledge.com/info/about
  2. “About.”
  3. “Home,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://www.routledge.com/
  4. “Home.”
  5. “About.”
  6. “Proposal,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://tandfbis.s3.amazonaws.com/rt-media/pdf/subprop.pdf
  7. “For Authors,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, https://www.routledge.com/resources/authors/how-to-publish-with-us
  8. “About.”
  9. “Resources,” Routledge.com/resources/Authors/Frequently-Asked-Questions, accessed January 30, 2018, https://www.routledge.com/resources/authors/frequently-asked-questions
  10. “Home”
  11. “Home.”
  12. “Information for Authors,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://www.routledge.com/info/authors/
  13. “Contacts,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://www.routledge.com/contacts/editorial
  14. “Information for Authors.”
  15. >”Information for Authors.”
  16. “International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science 2nd Edition,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://www.routledge.com/EncyclopediaOfInformationAndLibraryScience/
  17. “Instructions for Authors,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://tandfbis.s3.amazonaws.com/rt-media/pdf/tf_authorguidelines_2013.pdf
  18. “Instructions for Authors.”
  19. “About.”
  20. “Instructions for Authors.”
  21. “Information for Authors.”
  22. “Information for Authors.”
  23. “Information for Authors.”
  24. “Information for Authors.”
  25. “Books,” TaylorandFrancis.com, accessed January 30, 2018, http://taylorandfrancis.com/books/
  26. “Book Promotion,” Routledge.com, accessed January 30, 2018, https://www.routledge.com/resources/authors/promoting-your-book/
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Library Juice Press

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Library Juice Press

Website: http://libraryjuicepress.com

Purpose, objective, or mission: Library Juice Press is an imprint of Litwin Books, “specializing in theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for an audience of professional librarians and students of library science.” They publish topics such as “library philosophy, information policy, library activism, and in general anything that can be placed under the rubric of ‘critical studies in librarianship.'”1

Target audience: Professional librarians and students of library science.”2

Owner: Litwin Books, LLC. 3

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. “Manuscripts submitted to us undergo a peer-review process to ensure their quality according to academic or professional standards, depending on the title.”4

Types of books published: LIS-specific books with a critical edge. Sample titles include:5

  • Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership
  • Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections and Imaginings
  • Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom
  • Where are the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academica

Medium: Print.

Topics covered: Library philosophy, information policy, library activism, and any topics under the rubric of “critical studies in librarianship.” 6

Number of titles published per year: Approximately five.7

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelineshttp://libraryjuicepress.com/authors.php 8

Types of submissions accepted: The publisher accepts book proposals and full manuscripts on topics that are within its editorial scope.9 

Submission and review process: The Authors page provides specific submission and manuscript formatting requirements, but the publisher’s formal review process is not outlined. More information can be found in the recorded webinar.10

Editorial tone: Academic.11

Style guide usedChicago Manual of Style.12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Library Juice Press titles focus on theoretical investigations into library activism, social justice, feminist pedagogy, as well as practically oriented books like So You Want to Be a Librarian. The publisher produces serious, in-depth works with alternative perspectives.

A related and worthwhile opportunity to submit writing that is not book-length is Library Juice’s annual paper contest (2,000 to 10,000 words), which is designed “to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition.”13 The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others. “Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined. Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.”14

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size (as measured by average number of copies per title published): Publishing since 2006, Library Juice Press has approximately 30 frontlist and backlist titles.15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: While the publisher is based in California and books are published in English, recent Library Juice Press titles focus on international perspectives—i.e., academic librarian labor activism in Canada, and librarianship in the context of the Cuban revolution.16

Reader characteristics: Readers are interested in content that addresses: social responsibility; information as a public good; intellectual freedom and civil liberties; print culture, web culture, visual culture, and the meaning of literacy; information policy and ethics; and the state of the library profession (issues of identity, work life, and deprofessionalization).17

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are “professional librarians and students of library science” who likely have a very strong knowledge of or strong interest in specific LIS subject areas.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Library Juice Press originated as a webzine and blog, covering “topics of interest to passionate librarians from a political left perspective that is linked to the fundamental values of the profession.”18 LIS authors seeking to publish works that are politically oriented or rooted outside the cultural mainstream may potentially find an audience through Library Juice Press.

Last updated: January 29, 2018


References

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  1. “About Us,” Litwin Books, LLC, http://litwinbooks.com/about.php.
  2. Litwin Books, LLC, accessed September 21, 2015, http://litwinbooks.com.
  3. “Litwin Books, LLC.”
  4. “About Us.”
  5. “Our Books,” Library Juice Press, accessed September 21, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/books.php.
  6. “About Us.”
  7. “Catalog,” Library Juice Press,  accessed September 21, 2015, http://litwinbooks.com/catalog.php.
  8. “Authors,” Library Juice Press, accessed September 21, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/authors.php.
  9. “Authors.”
  10. “Authors.”
  11. “About Us.”
  12. “Litwin Books Submission Guidelines,” Litwin Books, LLC, accessed September 21, 2015, http://litwinbooks.com/litwin-books-submission-guidelines.pdf.
  13. “Library Juice Annual Paper Contest,” Library Juice Press, accessed September 15, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/contest.php.
  14. “Library Juice Annual Paper Contest.”
  15. “Our Books.”
  16. “Our Books.”
  17. “Library Juice Blog,” last modified August 30, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/.
  18. “Library Juice Blog.”
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Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

Websitehttp://acrl.org

Purpose, objective, or mission: From the About page: ACRL is a professional association dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching and research.”1 From the ACRL Guidelines & Standards, “ACRL is the source that the higher education community looks to for standards, guidelines and frameworks on academic libraries.”2

Target audience: Academic Libraries and the LIS field practitioners.3

Owner: Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the ALA.4

Are published books peer reviewed? ACRL Publications in Librarianship is a peer reviewed series of monographic volumes.5

Types of books published: LIS Professional Development. Monographs of interest to the LIS field and academic libraries: books are research studies, theoretical monographs, or practical tools-based volumes for the practitioner. These are primarily to assist academic librarians in career development, managing their institutions, and keeping abreast of developments in librarianship.6

Medium: Print. There are currently a handful of digital publications available in pdf format, but that is not ACRL’s primary publishing method.7

Topics covered: Information literacy, copyright and scholarly communication, research in academic librarianship, trends in academic libraries, leadership and organizational development, management, collection development, information access, and information literacy.8

Number of titles published per year: 8–169

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelineshttp://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/booksanddigitalresources/booksmonographs/pil/guidelinespil

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals, completed manuscripts, or dissertations, accompanied by a Publication Proposal Form. See the Call for Book Proposals for specifics on suggested topics.10

Submission and review process: From the guidelines: “Ideally authors/editors will send one or more chapters with a proposal. Each proposal is then read by the editorial board and ACRL staff.”11 The review process takes around two months, and reviewers will send comments back to the author if they would like to move forward with the project. “The editor will then work with authors or editors to establish a timetable for development and publication.”12

Editorial tone: Professional and, where warranted, more immediate and casual.13

Style guide usedWebster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition, for spelling, and The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, for style.14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Authors with a proposal for an academic library topic, or a proposal for furthering the professional development of any librarian or information professional would do well to consider ACRL for publication. The group is an outstanding ALA group with a large member base,15 and reaches hundreds of libraries. In addition, the editorial staff is able to provide dedicated support and editing assistance to authors to ensure the most professional product possible.16 ACRL publications are promoted through its catalog,17 and at the ALA store,18 meetings and conferences, with articles and promotional notices appearing in C&RL at the time of publication. ACRL is a trusted organization, excellent to consider for publication.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: Smallish, with 15 new books published in 2016-17, per the Annual Report.19

ACRL has a large automatic audience: “hundreds of libraries have blanket ACRL acquisition orders and many librarians order their own copies, or buy them at conferences.”20

In addition, ACRL is the largest division of the ALA, with more than 11,000 members.21

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: National and, on occasion, global. ACRL is based, like ALA, in Chicago, IL.22 American English, leaning towards issues in American academic libraries.

Reader characteristics: The association, as an ALA organization and publisher, is interested in continuing the education and providing professional development for academic librarians and information professionals.23 Academic libraries and scholarly research. Strongly dedicated to providing high quality LIS information.24

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Strong. Not only is ACRL devoted to academic libraries, but it is part of the ALA.25 Expect editors and eventual readers to be very knowledgeable about LIS topics.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Any publishing group that calls the ALA home is a good place to query your LIS proposal, and ACRL is no exception. The largest division of the ALA,  ACRL currently has a membership of more than 11,000 members, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership.26 Readers will be keen to hear of new titles from this small, discriminating imprint.

Last updated: January 28, 2018


References

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  1. “About”, ALA.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl
  2. “Standards,” ALA.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards
  3. “About.”
  4. “About.”
  5. “Publications,” ALA.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/booksanddigitalresources/booksmonographs/pil/guidelinespil
  6. “Publications.”
  7. “Digital Publications,” ALA.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital
  8. Publications.”
  9. “Publications.”
  10. “Proposals,” ALA.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/booksanddigitalresources/booksmonographs/pil/PILproposals
  11. “Publications”
  12. “Publications”
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  14. “Publications”
  15. “About.”
  16. “Publications.”
  17. “Digital Publications”
  18. “ALA Store,” ALA.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://www.alastore.ala.org/
  19. “Annual Report,” ACRL.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://crln.acrl.org/content/72/11/659.full.pdf+html
  20. “Book Proposals,” ALA.org, accessed January 28, 2018, http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/booksanddigitalresources/booksmonographs/pil/PILproposals
  21. “About”
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ALA Editions

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: ALA Editions

Websitehttp://www.alaeditions.org/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Publishing resources for librarians and LIS professionals worldwide to “improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal development.”1 ALA Editions focuses on publishing professional library tools and resources, and also publishes textbooks and materials for LIS programs.2

Target audience: Librarians and LIS professionals.3

Owner: American Library Association (ALA)4

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes.5

Types of books published: Books, digital content, online workshops, textbooks and materials for LIS programs.6

Medium: Print and online.7

Topics covered: From the website’s About page: “if you have ideas about improving library services and a desire to share your expertise, you might just have a book in you.”8

ALA Editions strongly encourages authors to consider diversity issues as part of a proposal or manuscript, noting that “Throughout the country, our communities are changing, and diversity is integral to library service and professionalism.”9 Authors should include information on how diversity plays a role in their proposed topic.10

Number of titles published per year: In 2012, there were 137 new titles published by ALA Editions.11

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.alaeditions.org/writers / 

Types of submissions accepted: From the proposal guidelines, ALA Editions is interested in:

  • Standards and guidelines used broadly in the library/information field
  • Basic approaches to major new developments in the field
  • Handbooks, manuals, primers, deskbooks, encyclopedias, textbooks
  • Projects that go “beyond information,” adding practical applications and other values to serve a broader audience
  • Specialized but high-value information12

Types of submissions the publisher is not interested in:

  • Fewer than one hundred doublespaced manuscript pages
  • Arcane topics or approaches and dated information
  • Theoretical treatment of practical topics
  • Dated information
  • Bibliographies without useful annotations
  • Conference proceedings
  • Historical treatments13

Submission and review process: It is highly recommended that you start with a query that describes your topic of interest, why it’s relevant/necessary, how it fits the publications’ readers needs, and a brief bit about yourself.14 Email query to appropriate staff member (see the About page for a complete list)15:  if they like it they’ll request a full proposal.16

You may also send a complete 2-3 page proposal or complete manuscripts for consideration, but ALA Editions prefers the initial query.17

If your query/proposal is not a fit for ALA Editions, you will be notified promptly.18

If accepted, ALA assigns the proposal to a “acquisitions editor” for consideration; this “sponsoring editor” prepares more information on the proposal and passed it along to a group of ALA Publishing staff to evaluate the project.  If ALA Publishing staff accept the project, then you move into the publication process. The normal publishing cycle is seven to ten months to publication after a manuscript is approved.19

For more information please see the Author Guidelines.20

Editorial tone: Professional but readable. Tailored specifically to the library community, publications can range from books for professional development to books for young adults and children, so the tone will vary depending on the nature of the publication.21

Style guide used: General style: The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, for punctuation, capitalization, quotation, abbreviation, source citation, use of italic, etc. The two types of source documentation that ALA Editions accepts are Chicago humanities style and Chicago author-date style.22

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

The ALA is a widely recognized and respected LIS resource, consulted by librarians and information professionals worldwide. ALA authors are leaders in their field, and so having a manuscript accepted for ALA Publication would provide authors with a large market for potential readership, amongst LIS professionals and peers. ALA works closely with authors on the marketing side, which includes potential to present material in ALA webinars, presentations and “meet the author” events at ALA conferences, listings in the ALA Online Store and several international and general catalog listings, and targeted media release events. From the Writer Guidelines: “Your work is in the hands of seasoned publishing pros and professional librarians. We develop, manufacture, and market your project in a way that draws good reviews and customer interest worldwide.”23

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: This is a very large, encompassing publishing house. ALA Editions markets every title to at least 100,000 customers.24

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Although based in Chicago, IL, ALA Editions publishes and reaches librarians and LIS professionals worldwide.25 ALA Editions “develop, manufacture, and market your project in a way that draws good reviews and customer interest worldwide.”26 ALA titles are written in English, but marketed to a worldwide audience.27

Reader characteristics: This is the more professional ALA publishing imprint, focusing on LIS professional development and improving library services. Readers are interested in library and information science, with backgrounds varying from librarian, educator,  LIS administrators and professionals. ALA is the premier Library and Information Science group around, and it would be well worth any author’s time to try to work with them. Their bias is simply pro anything LIS, rather than other publishing houses who have an LIS focus. With ALA, LIS is everything.28

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Strong, as this is the imprint of the American Library Association.29

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

You’re guaranteed a knowledgeable audience eager for new LIS material when you publish with ALA. Not only are ALA Editions books marketed on the ALA website (including ALA Store), but they’re promoted at ALA conferences and events, emailed to a huge mailing list, and heavily marketed through a partnership with Amazon. Readers of ALA Editions books are seeking LIS material specifically, and will most likely be up to date on your subject matter or, if not, curious to learn from like-minded professionals in the field. This is the first stop publisher and organization for anyone seeking LIS reading material, and is an excellent group to be a part of.

Last updated: January 25, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” AmericanLibraryAssociation.com, accessed January 25, 2018, http://www.alaeditions.org/about
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  8. “About.”
  9. “Writing for ALA Editions,” ALAEditions.org/Writers, accessed January 25, 2017, http://alaeditions.org/writers
  10. “Writing.”
  11. “Annual Report, ALAIR.org/AboutALA/AnnualReport12/Publishing, accessed January 25, 2018, http://www.ala.org/aboutala/annualreport12/publishing
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  17. “Proposal Guidelines, ALAEditions.org/Proposal-Guidelines, accessed January 25, 2018, http://www.alaeditions.org/proposal-guidelines
  18. “Writing.”
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  20. “Writing.”
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  22. “Manuscript Preparation Guidelines,” ALAEditions.org/Files/MS_Prep_Guide.doc,” accessed January 25, 2018, http://www.alaeditions.org/files/MS_Prep_Guide.doc
  23. “Writing.”
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