At Castledown, we believe that publishing a book is an extremely important part of being an academic. For that reason, we understand that books should be something to be proud of for the length of your career, not just to satisfy short-term goals. Our editors and production team are trained to make the process as smooth as possible for our authors and have had experience with researchers who are new in their career as well as those who have already established a solid research record.
Once you’ve decided on the theme of your book, you will need to put together a proposal which outlines the purpose of your book, the target audience, an overview of the structure of the book, and information on the authors. Titles may appear as a part of one of our book series or as independent titles. Please feel free to contact any of our commissioning editors for assistance.
Once a manuscript proposal is received, it will be reviewed by our internal editors before being forwarded for external review. The internal review is expected to take around two weeks, and a further one to two months for the external review. If a manuscript is accepted, authors can discuss feasible dates for receipt of the full manuscript, after which it will undergo editing and layout, which will take a further two to three months after the final manuscript has been received.
At Castledown Publishers, we strive to ensure that our publications are synonymous with quality, fairness, and openness, so that all authors of publications that carry our name can be assured that they are getting the very best that we can offer, and that the Castledown brand is one that they can be proud to be associated with.