How to Work with a Scholarly Press – announcing the return of our blog series!

Posted by Alyssa Berthiaume, Marketing Coordinator, and Whitney Feininger, Assistant Editor We are happy to announce the return of a special feature on our blog: “How to Work with a Scholarly Press” You may have noted that in the last year we have occasionally featured posts specific to working with an academic publisher. These posts […]

How to Work with a Scholarly Press – At a Conference

Posted by Whitney Feininger, Assistant Editor Ashgate attends a number of academic conferences per year. You can see the list of attended conferences and which Ashgate staff member will be attending here. At each conference we’ll have a number of our new books in subject area on display and representatives from our marketing and commissioning […]

How to Work with a Scholarly Press – Submitting the Final Manuscript

Posted by Whitney Feininger, Assistant Editor, Literary Studies Submitting the final manuscript is one of the most exciting steps in the publishing process! This is the point where your commissioning editor will double-check your text, artwork, and permissions and make sure everything is organized and suitable for publication.  Unfortunately we can’t forward the manuscript on […]

How to Work with a Scholarly Press: What’s in a Word Count?

How to work with a scholarly press:  What’s in a word count? by Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager Why do publishing houses ask prospective authors to estimate the extent of a book manuscript in words rather than pages?  A word count—and it must be emphasized, this should include notes and bibliography, as well as the main text—gives […]

How to Work with a Scholarly Press: Submitting a Proposal

How to Work with a Scholarly Press: Submitting a Proposal Posted by Whitney Feininger, Assistant Editor, Literary Studies Think of a proposal as a formal introduction of you and your scholarly work to Ashgate. Most proposals are delivered to us by email and are evaluated by the relevant commissioning editor. After reviewing it, the commissioning […]