Frequently Asked Question
FAQ’s regarding Book Publication
What kind of experience does a book author or editor need?”
You don’t need to have published a book previously. However, your work should have been published in journals recently and actively, as we are seeking book authors and editors who are prolific and part of the community for whom they are writing.
How do I determine the type of book I want to write?”
Textbooks and references mean different things to different book authors and editors, so here is a quick guideline to consider when writing a book for XYZ Press:
- Primary Textbook: Written for a core course and will be the only book used for the
course. Homework problems, solutions manual, PowerPoint slides, and any electronic ancillaries are expected and necessary.
- Secondary Textbook: The course may be emerging and not a core course. Ancillaries
are very useful, but the adoption potential is smaller because it is not a mandatory course.
- Reference: The book will be purchased mostly by academic libraries, researchers, and those working in industry who need an application-oriented book that includes
fundamental knowledge and applications.
- Professional: Written for professionals working in the field who need a ready reference for a solid understanding of the topic.
- Monograph: A special or niche topic that is dedicated to a particular, narrow-in- scope area.
- Edited/Contributed Reference or Handbook: Chapters written by experts from around the globe, specifically for this book. This is not a collection of previously published papers.
- Text/Reference: A combination of a textbook and a reference. Normally this type of
publication does not have homework problems and is used by professionals or for a
Where can I find book proposal form?”
Please see Book Proposal on the link:
What are the criteria to reject the book?”
We have to be selective for our readers. If we feel that a book author or editor is not qualified in a particular area, if we note plagiarism, if reviews are poor, if a book author or editor has expectations that we cannot meet, if the market is too saturated with competitors, or if the material or concept is outdated, we may reject a book proposal. Your time is extremely valuable, as is ours, so we try to make smart decisions that are mutually beneficial.
”What kinds of questions are reviewers asked about my book proposal?”
Questions include: What do you like about the approach and selection of topics? Does this material intrigue you enough to want to have this book on your shelf? What other books are you aware of in this area, and how do they compare to this book? Are you confident in the materials presented? What is your general overview of this book?
How many reviews are really necessary?”
This depends on if the book is a textbook or reference, what kind of competition it’s up against, how many related titles the publisher has to sell with the book, and your input. We seek out reviews from around the globe, and some are more detailed than others.
”Can a bad review hurt my chances of getting published?”
It may. We are seeking constructive criticism for your manuscript. Reviewers are chosen because they have expert knowledge in the field, and they should be providing comments that will help you shape your manuscript to bring value to the marketplace. Not every book idea is a winner.
For some areas, a saturated market exists, and the proposed book does not provide added value. But in many cases, the idea can be reworked. Don’t give up! Restructure the proposal, invite colleagues to help formulate a more succinct proposal and table of contents, accept the comments of the surveyors, and try again.
Are you still interested if my book manuscript is already done?”
Yes! We will put your book proposal and a few sample chapters through the review process for you and work swiftly to provide you with a publishing decision.
What is ISBN?”
ISBN stands for "International Standard Book Number". This is a unique, numerical identifier for the books. Each ISBN represents a particular edition of a book.
If I get an ISBN, is my Copy Right protected?”
ISBN and copyright have no relations whatsoever. ISBN is only an attempt to catalog all the published books. It makes no statement about the copyrights. Having or not having an ISBN does not affect your copyright.
What is the author’s royalty percentage?”
In general circumstances the author royalties are 10% for single authored books. The royalty gets divide depending upon the number of authors in multiple author books.
Where can I download a catalog of NOLEGEIN latest publications?”
Downloads of our most current catalogs are available on this Link
Who should I contact to submit a manuscript for publication?”
Please contact the Commissioning Editors/ Project Managers of your Domains. They are most appropriate for your subject matter.
How can I contribute to a NOLEGEIN Book Series?”
If you have an idea for a new series, submit it to the Editor that is most appropriate for your subject matter.
Where can I find the guidelines I need for submitting a manuscript?”
Please visit the Book Guidelines page to obtain manuscript guidelines.
How can I help with the marketing of my book?”
Please visit the Marketing page for tips to help market your book.